An example of Brussels Lace

This blessing sail with the characteristics of Brussels lace in the 17th and 18th centuries.

What is a blessing veil?

 Extremely rare pieces of exceptional quality, blessing veils show historical scenes. They are therefore intended to be seen laid out. However, liturgists have been unable to determine the exact use of these lace pieces.


Blessing veil. First quarter of the 18th century. Brussels.
Bobbin lace made using the part-lace technique, 97 x 83,5 cm.
Dépôt de la Fabrique d’église de Notre-Dame de Laeken.
©E.Laurent