lace, war lace
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, Valenciennes (overall production method/technique)
overall: 5 1/2 in; 13.97 cm
Gift of Vicomtesse de Beughem
Part of a set of six, this Valenciennes bobbin lace medallion focuses on the American eagle motif. Two other medallions with the Belgian lion coat-of-arms, two with the municipal shield of Ruysselede (Ruiselede) in the Belgian province of West Flanders; and another with the American eagle complete the set. See a similar motif in TE*E383967. Belgian lace makers made these laces during World War I.