Lace identification guide and illustrations, and I – Lambskin

Lace identification guide and illustrations, and I – Lambskin
This entry is part 9 of 21 in the series The Language of Fashion - 1939 Fashion Dictionary

Wow. It amazes me how many different kinds of lace there are, and this fashion dictionary goes thru the pains to illustrate and describe some pretty obscure types! I hope that this is helpful for modern lace identification on vintage clothing and miscellany.

Lace identification illustrations and definitions include:

  • Alencon
  • Antwerp Pot Lace
  • Battenberg lace
  • Blonde lace
  • Bohemian lace
  • Breton Lace
  • Machine Made Buratto Lace
  • Brussels Lace
  • Arabian Lace
  • Bruges Lace
  • Crochet lace
  • Fiber Lace
  • Egyptian Lace
  • Chantilly Lace
  • Filet Lace
  • Guipure Carrickmacross Lace (who ever heard of this sort??)
  • Duchesse Lace
  • Maltese Lace
  • Limerick Lace
  • Mechlin Lace
  • Medici Lace
  • Hairpin lace
  • Lille Lace
  • Rose Point Lace
  • Point de Paris Lace
  • Renaissance Lace
  • Plauen lace
  • Machine Made Point’d’Esprit
  • Venetian Lace
  • Shadow lace

Whew- and alot more types!

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Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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