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Tribute from Ardoye Table Runner

Tribute from Ardoye Table Runner
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facilitator
Hoover, Herbert
maker
unknown
made during
1915-1918
part of design
1915
Object Name
lace
table runner
war lace
Physical Description
linen (part: center material)
cotton (overall material)
embroidery (overall production method/technique)
bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 33 1/4 in x 19 in; 84.455 cm x 48.26 cm
Credit Line
Gift of Vicomtesse de Beughem
ID Number
TE.E383961
catalog number
E383961
accession number
172208
Description
This table runner has a central inscription of “VLAANDEREN IN DEN KRYG – HULDE VAN ARDOYE – 1915” (Flanders in War – Tribute from Ardoye). Nine embroidered Belgian province shields and the 1915 municipal shield for Ardoye decorate the border. The German Army used poisoned gas for the first time on the western front in 1915 by Ardoye near Ypres, West Flanders, Belgium.
The linen fabric of the table runner is embroidered in satin stitch and French knots with cotton. The floral border surrounding the shields is rendered in the Bruges flower lace technique and braided mesh. Lace and embroidery was made by Belgian women during World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Lace
War Laces
Textiles
place made
Belgium
associated place; name depicted
Belgium: Flanders, Ardooie
provincial shield part of design
Belgium: Flanders, Limburg
Belgium: Flanders, West Flanders
Belgium: Wallonia, Namur
Belgium: Flanders, Antwerp
Belgium: Wallonia, Walloon Brabant
Belgium: Wallonia, Liège
Belgium: Flanders, East Flanders
Belgium: Wallonia, Hainaut, Province de
Belgium: Wallonia, Luxembourg
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