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Amoy Lace Guild Bobbin Lace Sample

Amoy Lace Guild Bobbin Lace Sample

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Description
This sample of handmade Chinese made torchon bobbin lace edging is labeled as costing “$.30 per yard in US gold” and is made of linen. It was acquired from the Amoy Lace Guild, Amoy (Xiamen), China, through Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Department of Commerce in 1913. The Amoy Lace Guild was established by missionaries in 1885 as a charitable organization to provide a source of income to indigent Chinese women and children. Patterns and linen thread was imported from England and Ireland. Lace from the Amoy Lace Guild won a silver medal at the St. Louis exposition in 1904. This sample has diamond shapes with leaves, linen stitch trails and braided edging
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Lace
lace, sample
Object Type
lace
date made
1900-1912
maker
Amoy Lace Guild
place made
China: Fujian, Xiamen
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
bobbin lace, torchon (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 6 3/4 in x 2 in; x 17.145 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
TE.T00951
catalog number
T00951.000
accession number
55643
Credit Line
Amoy Lace Guild, Amoy, China, through Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Department of Commerce.1913
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Data Source
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