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Border

Border

  • Place of origin:

    Tønder (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1780-1800 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bobbin lace worked in linen thread

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Benedicte Helweg, with the help of the National Museum, Copenhagen, and Tønder Lace Society

  • Museum number:

    T.130A-1953

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This piece of bobbin lace comes from Tønder. It was the centre of the Danish lace industry in the 18th century. The Danish and English silk industries developed in a similar way. They did not initiate any major technical or design developments. Instead they concentrated on the middle and lower ends of the market. Danish lace was similar in style and technique to English Midlands Counties bobbin lace. It used patterns copied from Flemish Mechlin lace worked with a simple twist net ground.

Physical description

Border of bobbin lace worked in linen thread. With a pattern consisting of repeating floral arrangements.

Place of Origin

Tønder (made)

Date

ca. 1780-1800 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Bobbin lace worked in linen thread

Dimensions

Length: 38 cm, Width: 3.5 cm, Length: 15 in, Width: 1.4 in

Descriptive line

Border of bobbin lace, Tønder, ca. 1780-1800

Materials

Linen thread

Techniques

Bobbin lace making

Categories

Lace; Textiles; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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