In the eighteenth century Leeuwarden was the residence of Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel, matriarch of the Dutch royal family and of many other European royal houses.
Letters exchanged between Marie Louise and her friend Henriette van Nassau-Zuylestein show that both ladies enjoyed handicraft. Marie Louise sent her work, a ribbon representing peace, to Henriette in 1747. No one knows what that ribbon looked like. In 1747, the war of the Austrian succession raged across Europe. The call for peace was great.
Times have not changed that much in 2018. The mienskip (community) is trying to embroider the longest ribbon for peace. This is presented in 't Andere Museum van Oldtimer tot Kant (The Other Museum from Oldtimer to Lace).