Border with Motifs and Inscription

Description
This border has motifs of women, men, windmills, and trees. Below the figures is the Flemish saying “MYN VADERLAND IS MYN DUURBAARSTE PAND” (My homeland is my most cherished possession) worked into the lace. This Lille type bobbin lace features a nine-inch long pattern repeat and a picot edge. It was designed for the Dutch market for edging their bonnets. Both ends are finished with a narrow Mechlin bobbin lace border with floral motifs outlined with gimp. The lace was made by Belgian lace makers during World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
made during
1914-1918
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
België: Vlaanderen, Beveren
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, Lille, Mechlin (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 64 1/2 in x 2 7/8 in; 163.83 cm x 7.3025 cm
ID Number
TE*T14227
catalog number
T14227
accession number
273245
Credit Line
Gift of Vicomtesse de Beughem
subject
Lace
European History
Cotton
related event
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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