Fan Leaf with Weaponry and Designer's Name


This fan leaf was designed for the Belgian Lace Committee by Belgian painter Charles Michel. His name is worked in needle lace into the ground (reseau) along the inner edge. The central motif of helmet, swords and weaponry is flanked on either side by the war years 1914 and 1915. The rising sun, laurel leaves and other floral motifs are also included. Brussels bobbin lace was mainly used for the motifs and connected with Point de Gaze type needle lace. Belgian lace makers made this fan leaf during World War I. It has never been mounted to fan sticks.

Made During: 1915-1916Part Of Design: 19141915

Maker: unknownDesigner: Michel, Charles

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Belgium

Related Event: World War I

Subject: Cotton, Lace, European History

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Textiles, Government, Politics, and Reform, War Laces, Lace, Art, Textiles


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Related Publication: Kellogg, Charlotte (Hoffman). Bobbins of Belgium: A Book of Belgian Lace, Lace-Workers, Lace-Schools and Lace-Villages

Credit Line: Gift of Vicomtesse de Beughem

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T14505Catalog Number: T14505Accession Number: 273245

Object Name: lacefan leafwar lacelace, war laceObject Type: lace

Physical Description: cotton (overall material)lace, bobbin and needle lace, Mixed Brussels (overall production method/technique)Measurements: fan leaf depth, outer edge: 6 1/4 in x 33 in; 15.875 cm x 83.82 cm


Record Id: nmah_623982

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