1950’s Belgium Brugge Souvenir International Doll
Here is a nice souvenir costume doll made of plastic in the 1950s from Europe Belgium Brugge. She is wearing a national dress costume with an umbrella and a lace apron that says "Brugge". She stands approximately 6” tall and is her original packaging. The packaging does show slight ware, the doll is in great condition.
Belgium Lace: The intricate lace patterns in Belgium are unmatched in any other country. The lace trade rose during the early Renaissance. Emperor Charles V decreed that lace-making should be a compulsory skill for girls in convents and beguinages throughout Flanders. Lace became fashionable on collars and cuffs for both sexes. Trade reached a peak in the 18th century. Lace makers are traditionally women. Hundreds of craftswomen still work in Bruges and Brussels, centers of bobbin lace, creating intricate work by hand, often using over 100 threads per bobbin. Belgian lace is bought today mainly as a souvenir, but despite the rise in machine-made lace from other countries, the quality here still remains as fine as it was in the renaissance.
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