Belgian Provinces and Allied Nations Tablecloth

Description
This square table cover has shields of the nine Belgian provinces in the center and a border of animals representing four of the initial Allied powers: Bear (Russia), Lion (Belgium), Rooster (France), and Unicorn (Great Britain). The motifs were executed in Point de Paris bobbin lace and pulled thread embroidery by Belgian lace makers during World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
decorative panel
war lace
Object Type
lace
made during
1914-1919
maker
unknown
Physical Description
cotton (lace material)
linen (woven strips material)
lace, bobbin lace, Point de Paris (overall production method/technique)
hemstitching, pulled thread (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 31 in x 31 in; 78.74 cm x 78.74 cm
Place Made
België: Vlaanderen, Turnhout
depicted
Belgium
Rossiya
France
United Kingdom: England
provincial seal depicted
België: Vlaanderen, Limburg
België: Vlaanderen, West-Vlaanderen
België: Wallonie, Namur
België: Vlaanderen, Antwerpen
België: Brabant
België: Wallonie, Liège
België: Vlaanderen, Oost-Vlaanderen
België: Wallonie, Hainaut, Province de
België: Wallonie, Luxembourg
ID Number
TE*E383965
catalog number
E383965
accession number
172208
subject
War Laces
Textiles
Lace
Government, Politics, and Reform
European History
Domestic Furnishings
coat-of-arms
Cotton
Linen
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 Vicomtesse de Beughem
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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