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Carrickmacross Lace Napkin

MO 75.858.1.3a
Carrickmacross Lace Napkin
Maker unknown
Ireland
Lace, linen
One napkin from Carrickmacross Lace table setting. Carrickmacross lace is made by printing a pattern on a glazed linen material; the net and then the muslin are placed on top. All are tacked together and a fine cord is taken around the outline of the pattern and couched down into position. The excess fabric is cut away around the outline of the design. The exposed net is then decorated with filling stitches such as double dot, basket, daisy, cobweb, etc.
This napkin was presented to President John F. Kennedy during his state visit to Ireland in Dublin by the Prime Minister of Ireland, Sean Lemass in June 1963.
Sean F. LeMass, Prime Minister of Ireland (1959-1966)
  • JFKPOF-108-014
  • JFKPOF-119-013
  • JFKPOF-130-006
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Donated to the United States
JFKSG-MO-1975-858-1-3a