A lacemaker in Bruges, the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is located in the northwest of the country. The Bobbin Lace, is a speciality of Bruges. In the fifteenth century Charles the Fifth decreed that lace making was to be taught in the schools and convents of the Belgian provinces. During this period of renaissance and enlightenment, the making of lace was firmly based within the domain of fashion.