Tea napkin with Belgian coat of arms

WWI French stitchery: tea napkin with Belgian coat of arms motif (shield at center with gold lion over a black background; red banner below shield; gold crown with red accents at top of shield; green and gold Order of Leopold cross at bottom). Green embroidery around edges. Pictured at top right of photo. Made by French peasant women in French Lorraine. Sold in America through the Society for Employment of Women in France.
Currently not on view
Object Name
tea napkin
date made
ca 1914-1918
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
thread (overall material)
overall: 9 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in; 24.765 cm x 24.765 cm
place made
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
French WWI Stitchery
World War I
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French WWI Stitchery
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift in honor of Elizabeth Dayton Johnson Napier (Mrs. George Ferry Napier) and Helen Napier Mayers (Mrs. D. Alexander Mayers)

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