Great Seal of the United States Motif

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Description
The Great Seal of the United States, often used in American decorative arts, provided the design inspiration for this Mechlin bobbin lace. It was made by Belgian lace makers during World War I and was likely intended to be inserted into a larger item.
Location
Currently not on view
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Lace
War Laces
Textiles
made during
1914-1918
ID Number
TE.T16115E
catalog number
T16115E
accession number
297965
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Leon Orlowski
unknown
Related Publication
Kellogg, Charlotte (Hoffman). Bobbins of Belgium: A Book of Belgian Lace, Lace-Workers, Lace-Schools and Lace-Villages
subject
Lace
European History
coat-of-arms
Cotton
related event
World War I
place made
Belgium
depicting shield
United States
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, Mechlin (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 6 1/4 in; 20.32 cm x 15.875 cm
National Museum of American History
Object Name
lace
medallion
war lace
lace, war lace
Object Type
lace