Tribute from Ardoye Table Runner

Description
This table runner has a central inscription of “VLAANDEREN IN DEN KRYG – HULDE VAN ARDOYE – 1915” (Flanders in War – Tribute from Ardoye). Nine embroidered Belgian province shields and the 1915 municipal shield for Ardoye decorate the border. The German Army used poisoned gas for the first time on the western front in 1915 by Ardoye near Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium.
The linen fabric of the table runner is embroidered in satin stitch and French knots with cotton. The floral border surrounding the shields is rendered in the Bruges flower lace technique and braided mesh. Lace and embroidery was made by Belgian women during World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
made during
1915-1918
part of design
1915
facilitator
Hoover, Herbert
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
associated place, name depicted
België: Vlaanderen, Ardooie
provincial shield part of design
België: Vlaanderen, Limburg
België: Vlaanderen, West-Vlaanderen
België: Wallonie, Namur
België: Vlaanderen, Antwerpen
België: Wallonie, Brabant Wallon
België: Wallonie, Liège
België: Vlaanderen, Oost-Vlaanderen
België: Wallonie, Hainaut, Province de
België: Wallonie, Luxembourg
Physical Description
linen (part: center material)
cotton (overall material)
embroidery (overall production method/technique)
bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 33 1/4 in x 19 in; 84.455 cm x 48.26 cm
ID Number
TE.E383961
catalog number
E383961
accession number
172208
Credit Line
Gift of Vicomtesse de Beughem
subject
Lace
Embroidery
coat-of-arms
European History
Cotton
Linen
related event
World War I
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Lace
War Laces
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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