Mat With Swan Motif Bobbin Lace Border

Mat With Swan Motif Bobbin Lace Border

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Description
This Point de Paris bobbin lace mat border was made by lace makers in Turnhout, Belgium between 1914 and 1919 for sale by the Commission for Relief in Belgium. The flowers and swans are symbols of the annunciation. The blue print B44/99 among the War Laces in the Hoover Library shows the same lace. It is made of cotton and is of good quality.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
lace, doily, war lace
lace, war lace
lace, doily
Object Type
lace
date made
1914-1919
facilitator
Hoover, Herbert
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium: Flanders, Turnhout
Physical Description
bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 1/2 in; 29.21 cm
lace border: 3 1/8 in; 7.9375 cm
ID Number
TE.T11808
catalog number
T11808
accession number
198210
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Virginia Livingston Hunt, 1953
subject
Benevolent Associations
Lace Making
Lace
War Lace
World War I
Bobbin Lace
World War I
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Cultures & Communities
Domestic Furnishings
Lace
War Laces
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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