From ceramics to tapestry and lacework to glass-making, the Belgians excel in a large number of handmade crafts.
The variety of Belgian craftwork goes back several centuries. Thus, Tournai is associated with ceramics, Brussels with tapestry and lace, and Namur and Liège with glasswork. Traditional designs follow models by world-famous painters such as Rubens, who by way of example made sketches for tapestrywork.
Bruges is the capital of lace.
The art of the fabrication and restoration of stained glass was developed in Belgium.