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Chinese Made Torchon Bobbin Lace Sample

Chinese Made Torchon Bobbin Lace Sample

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Description
This sample of handmade torchon bobbin lace has motifs with heart shapes, roseground, spiders, and Spanish fans. It was made at the Amoy Lace Guild in China and sold for twenty cents per yard in US gold 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Lace
lace, sample
Object Type
lace
date made
1905-1912
1900-1912
maker
Amoy Lace Guild
place made
China: Fujian, Xiamen
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 1 1/2 in; x 22.86 cm x 3.81 cm
ID Number
TE.T00917
catalog number
T00917.000
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
National Museum of American History
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