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Province of West Flanders Motif

Province of West Flanders Motif

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
medallion
war lace
Object Type
lace
made during
1914-1918
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
depicting shield
Belgium: Flanders, West Flanders
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
ID Number
TE.T16115G
catalog number
T16115G
accession number
297965
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Leon Orlowski
subject
Lace
European History
coat-of-arms
Cotton
World War I
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Government, Politics, and Reform
Lace
War Laces
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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