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Peacock Design Border Sample

Peacock Design Border Sample
Usage Conditions Apply
maker
unknown
made during
1914-1918
Object Name
lace
border
war lace
Object Type
lace
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, Point de Paris (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 34 in x 6 in; 86.36 cm x 15.24 cm
pattern repeat: 10 3/4 in x 6 in; 27.305 cm x 15.24 cm
Credit Line
gift of Mrs. Marjorie S. Palmer thru Mrs. Adelaide S. Whittemore, 1968
ID Number
TE.T14569
catalog number
T14569
accession number
278083
Description
A peacock motif is the focus of this border in Point de Paris bobbin lace. It was probably made in Courtrai (Kortrijk), Belgium by Belgian lace makers during World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Lace
War Laces
Textiles
place made
Belgium: Flanders, Courtrai
Usage