Ruysselede Municipal Shield Motif

Description
Part of a set of six, this Valenciennes bobbin lace medallion depicts the municipal shield of Ruysselede (Ruiselede) in the Belgian province of West Flanders. Other medallions, two with the American eagle, two with the Belgian lion coat-of-arms, and another with the municipal shield of Ruysselede complete the set. See a similar motif in TE*E383967. Belgian lace makers made these laces during World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
doily
war lace
lace, war lace
Object Type
lace
made during
1916-1918
maker
unknown
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, Valenciennes (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in; 13.97 cm
place made
Belgium
depicting the municipal shield
België: Vlaanderen, Ruiselede
ID Number
TE*T14222C
catalog number
T14222C
accession number
273245
subject
War Laces
Textiles
Lace
Government, Politics, and Reform
European History
coat-of-arms
Cotton
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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