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Title: History of lace
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Authors: Palliser, Bury, Mrs., 1805-1878 Dryden, Alice Jourdain, Margaret
Subjects: Lace and lace making — History
Publisher: London : Sampson Low, Marston
Contributing Library: Wellesley College Library
Digitizing Sponsor: Wellesley College Library
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are made of fine white thread in the country roundBayeux have all the suppleness and softness which contri-bute to the charm of Mechlin lace, to which they have a closeaffinity. BEETAGNE. No record of lace-making occurs in Bretagne, though prob-ably the Normandy manufacturers extended westward alongthe coast. At all events, the wearing of it was early adopted. – UIndustrie Francaise depuis laMevolution de Fevrier et VExpositionde 1848, par M. A. Audiganne. M. Aubry thus divides the lace-makers of Normandy :— Department of Calvados—Arrondissement of Caen . . 25,000Arr. of Bayeux ….. 15,000Arr. of Pont-lEveque, Falaise,* and Lisieux 10,000 Departments of La Manche and Seine-Inferieure 10,000 60,000The women earn from 50 sous to 25sous a day, an improvement on thewages of the last century, which, inthe time of Arthur Young, seldomamounted to 24 sous. Their products are estimated at from8 to 10 millions of francs (^320,000 to^400,000). Falaise, dentelles facon de Dieppe.—Peuchet.
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pE o To face page 228. i^ORMANDY 229 Embroidered tulle or point de^sprit was made in Brittanyas in Denmark, and around Genoa, where its production stillcontinues. Embroidered muslins with open-work lacestitches were also made in Brittany during the eighteenthcentury, and called Broderie des Indes, after the Indianmuslin scarfs that were brought to Europe at that date, andset the fashion. There is a popular ballad of the province, 1587, on Fontenelle le Ligueur, one of the most notorious partizansof the League in Bretagne. He has been entrapped atParis, and while awaiting his doom, sends his page to hiswife, with these words (we spare our readers the Bretondialect):— Page, mon page, petit page, va vite a Coadelan et dis ala pauvre heritiere ^^ de ne plus porter des dentelles. De ne plus porter des dentelles, parce que son pauvreepoux est en peine. Toi, rapporte-moi une chemise a mettre,et un drap pour mensevelir. ^^ One singular custom prevails among the ancient familiesin Bretagne ;
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