Initially, lacemaking existed in the form of weaving a chain mail for protection during military activities. Metal threads were used instead of usual linen threads.
Subsequently, lacemaking began to represent patterned weaving. Firstly, it was used as banding for outer garments. It was made by means of bobbins of linen and silk threads. Rural people decorated their modest clothes and household items with laces.
Lace becomes a craft only in the 18th century. It begins to be produced in landlord workshops. Starting from the first quarter of the 19th century, lace takes on the form of trade.
Prior to the First World War, it remains a handicraft. After the war’s end, it decays and remains as a hobby.