The museum is open Fridays through Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free timed-entry passes are required. Review our latest visitor safety guidelines.

Amoy Lace Guild Bobbin Lace Sample

Amoy Lace Guild Bobbin Lace Sample

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description
This sample of handmade Chinese made cluny bobbin lace square is labeled as costing “$1.50 per dozen 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 square has a sunflower in the center with roseground and half stitch border
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
silk (overall material)
bobbin lace, cluny, torchon (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in; x 6.985 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
TE.T00959
catalog number
T00959.000
accession number
55643
Credit Line
Amoy Lace Guild, Amoy, China, through Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Department of Commerce.1913
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Lace
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object