Embroidered postcards from
World War One are generally known as "WW1
Silks". They were first produced
in 1914 through 1918 and declined substantially in 1919 onwards
and are not found after around 1923. The WW1 cards
were generally hand embroidered on strips of silk mesh
with as many as 25 on a strip. They were mostly produced by French and
Belgian women refugees who worked in their homes and refugee
camps, and then sent the finished strips to factories for
cutting and mounting on postcards. Because of their beauty and
uniqueness, the WW1 Silks were wildly popular with
British and American servicemen on duty in
France. This is why the themes
for most of the silks produced, are patriotic and
feature British, French and American flags, symbols and greetings.
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