War Lace: Saving the Belgian Lace Industry in the First World War

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Abstract

Lacemaking is an important part of Belgium’s cultural heritage. During the First World War this renowned industry was in danger of disappearing forever: Demand for the luxury handmade fabric plummeted, while the supply of materials was interrupted. Thousands of lacemakers faced unemployment. International humanitarian organisations stepped in with a mission: to save the Belgian lace industry and its workers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages8-11
Number of pages4
Volume42
No.3
Specialist publicationThe Journal of the Australian Lace Guild
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes

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