Montenegro Motif

Montenegro Motif

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Description
The Montenegro coat-of-arms depicting a double-headed eagle with a lion in the center shield is the focus of this example of Mechlin bobbin lace. This piece was made by Belgian lace makers during World War I and was probably designed to be inserted into a larger item.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
medallion
war lace
Object Type
lace
made during
1914-1918
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
depicting shield of Montenegro
Montenegro
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, Mechlin (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 6 in; 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
TE.T16115B
catalog number
T16115B
accession number
297965
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Leon Orlowski
subject
Lace
European History
coat-of-arms
Cotton
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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