Province of West Flanders Motif


The coat-of-arms of the Belgian province of West Flanders is depicted on this Mechlin bobbin lace piece. It was made by Belgian lace makers during World War I and was most likely intended to be inserted into a larger item. See a similar motif in TE*E383965.

Made During: 1914-1918

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: BelgiumDepicting Shield: Belgium: Flanders, West Flanders

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


Exhibition Location:

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

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Leon Orlowski

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T16115GCatalog Number: T16115GAccession Number: 297965

Object Name: lacemedallionwar laceObject Type: lace

Physical Description: cotton (overall material)bobbin lace, Mechlin (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 5 in x 5 in; 12.7 cm x 12.7 cm


Record Id: nmah_635192

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