Black Silk Chantilly Bobbin Lace Shawl

Black Silk Chantilly Bobbin Lace Shawl

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Description
This hand made triangular black silk shawl is made in the Chantilly bobbin lace technique and was purchased in Paris in about 1860. Elaborate floral motifs, including roses and leafy stems, decorate this large shawl.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
shawl
lace, shawl
shawl, lace
Object Type
lace
date made
1850-1860
maker
unknown
place made
France
lace named for
France: Hauts-de-France, Chantilly
Physical Description
black silk (overall material)
bobbin lace, Chantilly (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 114 in x 57 in; 289.56 cm x 144.78 cm
ID Number
TE.T13741
catalog number
T13741
accession number
261642
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Caroline R. Kenworthy,1965
subject
Adornment
Costume
Silk
Lace
Lace Making
Bobbin Lace
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Clothing & Accessories
Lace
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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