Belgian Lion Motif


Part of a set of six, this Valenciennes bobbin lace medallion features the coat-of-arms of Belgium. Other medallions, two with the American eagle, another with the Belgian lion coat-of-arms, and two with the municipal shield of Ruysselede (Ruiselede) complete the set. See a similar motif in TE*E383967. Belgian lace makers made these laces during World War I.

Made During: 1916-1918

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: BelgiumDepicting Shield: Belgium

Web Subject: LaceEuropean HistoryDepicted: coat-of-armsUsed: CottonRelated Event: World War I


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Textiles, Government, Politics, and Reform, War Laces, Lace, 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.T14222ECatalog Number: T14222EAccession Number: 273245

Object Name: lacedoilywar lacelace, war laceObject Type: lace

Physical Description: cotton (overall material)bobbin lace, Valenciennes (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 5 1/2 in; 13.97 cm


Record Id: nmah_624668

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