Lacemaking developed in England during the 16th century in response to the growth in personal wealth and to changes in fashionable dress. By 1600, bobbin lace was being made domestically throughout the country and professional centres had been established in London, the West Country and the Midlands. The lace for this collar was probably professionally made. 16Th Century, Bobbin Lace, Personalized Wealth, 17Th Century, 1630 1640, Collars, English Lace, West Country, Lacemak Development
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