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Lace from M. Meyer & Company

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Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creationbefore 1938
GenreClothing, Jewellery & Textiles
Object ID2011.004.001
CreatorM. Meyer & Company
Place of CreationCologne, Germany
DescriptionSquare piece of lace mounted on dark green fabric and green silk border. Framed under glass with gold coloured wooden frame. Lace depicts scenes of people working in rice fields and farms as well as variety of animals, birds, and floral motifs along edges. 
Materials/Techniqueslace on silk matting in wood and glass frame
Measurementslace: 40 x 40 cm ; frame overall: 61 x 56 cm
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2011 by Evelyn Huberman. 

The donor received the lace from Max Meyer. The lace was made by Max Meyer's father's family factory in Cologne, Germany, which was Aryanized during the 1930s. 
Classificationlace (needlework)
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Evelyn Huberman
NoteFounded by Max Meyer in the 19th century, the M. Meyer & Co. business based in Cologne, Germany was a prosperous and well-known lace producer for the European fashion industry before being Aryanized during the Holocaust.