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
made during
1914-1918
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
Province of Hainaut shield
België: Wallonie, Hainaut, Province de
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
ID Number
TE.T16115D
accession number
297965
catalog number
T16115D
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Leon Orlowski
subject
Lace
European History
coat-of-arms
Cotton
related event
World War I
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
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Lace
War Laces
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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