Over the centuries, Brussels lace has garnered international renown, even in the grandest European courts.
The Lace Room tells visitors about the history and manufacture of this unique textile. This remarkable Brussels lace, which has now disappeared, is showcased through rare pieces from the museum's collections while modern-day lace is presented as an artistic discipline and adornment for couture items.
Scenography: Mei Architects/ Photo : ©M.Detiffe
10.07.19 > 29.09.19
Summer of Brussels lace # 2
The Fashion & Lace Museum has joined forces with the Art and History Museum to present some major pieces of Brussels lace.
This summer, discover the train of Queen Marie-Henriette(1865-1902).
This magnificent train was financed by a national subscription among Belgian women. It was offered to the Queen on the occasion of the celebrations of the 25 years of marriage of the royal couple.
The shell-shaped train is scattered with bobbinwork Belgian lions of an increasing size, applied alternatively to the right and the left.
At the bottom, the nine coats of arms of the Belgian provinces are applied with a bobbin, from left to right: Luxembourg, Limburg, Hainaut, Liège, Brabant, Antwerp, Namur, West Flanders and East Flanders.