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What is "Alencon lace" - Definition & Explanation

A needlepoint lace on a fine net ground characterized by a heavy thread (cordonnet) outlining the design. Usually machine made but sometimes the cordonnet is inserted by hand.
French needlepoint lace comprising a floral design on a sheer net background. French version of the luxurious and popular 17th century Venetian needle lace.
A needlepoint lace on a fine net background. Characterized by a heavy thread (cordonnet) outlining the design. Although usually machine made, there are instances where the cordonnet is inserted/done by hand.

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