Can you tell me what this lace is?
This is Normandy lace. It is a patchwork of many different types of old laces and embroideries. Normandy lace was made during, or shortly after WWI. The bombing and burning of the flax fields during the war, caused a shortage of the linen thread that was needed to make lace. Belgian lacemakers had to salvage and repurpose old laces - both handmade and machine-made, to work with to support their families. Your lovely piece has scraps of hand-embroidered linen, handmade needle-run lace on net, and machine-made Valenciennes edging.
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