Province of Hainaut Motif

Description
The coat-of-arms of the Belgian Province of Hainaut was the design inspiration for this piece. The Mechlin bobbin lace motif depicting four lions and a crown was made by Belgian lace makers during World War I and was likely intended to be inserted into a larger item. See a similar motif in TE*E383965.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
medallion
war lace
made during
1914-1918
maker
unknown
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, Mechlin (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/8 in x 6 in; 15.5575 cm x 15.24 cm
place made
Belgium
Province of Hainaut shield
België: Wallonie, Hainaut, Province de
ID Number
TE*T16115D
accession number
297965
catalog number
T16115D
subject
War Laces
Textiles
Lace
Government, Politics, and Reform
European History
coat-of-arms
Cotton
Textiles
Lace
War Laces
event
World War I
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Textiles
Lace
War Laces
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Leon Orlowski
similar type referenced
Kellogg, Charlotte (Hoffman). Bobbins of Belgium: A Book of Belgian Lace, Lace-Workers, Lace-Schools and Lace-Villages

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