DENTELLE DE GUERRE BELGE 1914-1918  - Ria Cooreman

The Collection of the Royal Museums of Art and History

Belgium February 2024
176 p, 130 color illustrations
Hardcover 9789461618894 FR editon

Fifty thousand lacemakers, led by four determined women, worked to keep the Belgian lacemaking tradition alive during WWI. Their endeavours created the distinctive style known as "war lace", with its symbolic references to the invasion and occupation of Belgium. Many noted Belgian artists, two famine-relief organisations, and one future president of the United States played crucial roles in preserving this national art form in the midst of a brutal war.

This catalog documents the Royal Museums of Art and History's collection of war lace. It also recounts the history of the endeavour


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