Art for Peace

This follows on from the previous piece, how to deal with the many unemployed servicemen after wars end. Traditionally, they became vagabonds, criminals and generally troublesome, so Duke Carl of Brunswick created a scheme to employ men after the end of the Seven Years’ War. The skills of beadwork were new – at least in his principality. This urn was the result; it was showed at the city fair in Brunswick 1756.

V&A beadwork part shr

V&A beadwork full shr

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