Ardoye Orphanage Tablecover

Description
This round linen table cover contains the inscription “1915 ARDOYE - KLOOSTER DER H. KINDERSHEID VAN JESUS – WEESKINDEREN” (1915 Ardoye - Convent of the Holy Childhood of Jesus - Orphans) in the center. Ardoye (Ardooie) is in West Flanders, Belgium, in the area where the German army used poison gas for the first time on the western front in the second battle of Ypres in 1915.
The table cover is centered with bobbin lace. Bruges flower lace as well as tape lace and braided mesh techniques were utilized by the Belgian lace makers, who made this 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
name part of design
België: Vlaanderen, Ardooie
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
linen (mat material)
bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 28 in; 71.12 cm
ID Number
TE.E383962
catalog number
E383962
accession number
172208
Credit Line
Gift of Vicomtesse de Beughem
subject
Lace
Orphanages
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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