Halas lace

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Halas lace panel for a fan, designed by Árpád Dékáni (1861-1931) and made by Mária Markovits, Kiskunhalas Lace Manufactory, ca. 1906

Halas lace is a type of needle lace. It first appeared in 1902[1] in the town of Kiskunhalas, Hungary, colloquially known as "Halas"; the lace was typically soft orange, pale green and yellow in colouring.[2] Arpid Dekani and Maria Markovits are credited with developing Halas lace.[1] Initially, Dekani did all of the design work while Markovits executed the designs.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Lacemaking in Hungary: The Halas Tradition". The Bulletin of the I.O.L.I. International Old Lacers, Incorporated. 26 (3): 14–15. 2006.
  2. ^ Taylor, Lou (2004). Establishing dress history. Manchester University Press. p. 232. ISBN 978-0-7190-6639-9. Retrieved 29 April 2011.