Bobbin lace, Chantilly (overall production method/technique)
silk (overall material)
black (overall color)
overall: 2 in x 5 in; x 5.08 cm x 12.7 cm
transfer from the Cooper-Hewitt
One of a set of six identical curved stylized cone or paisley shaped black silk Chantilly bobbin lace appliqués or insertions. The attached paper tag states "131, 6 pieces, No 10/55, Chantilly, made by hand in Flanders for the C'on for Relief in Belgium, M. Kefer Mali". Each piece is labeled "10/55, $.45 each". Madame Kefer-Mali was one of four women on the Lace Committee working with the Commission for Relief in Belgium. The lace was made by Belgian lace makers during World War I.