Detail of French Argentella. Note especially the 'snowflake' ground.
Cofia de bolillos de Fouesnant, Bretaña.
Point de Gaze lace
17th century bobbin lace.......Louis XIII issued five sumptuary edicts that placed prohibitions and restrictions on clothing and on April 3, 1636, he forbid the wearing of lace altogether. That’s the edict which provided for confiscation, fines, and banishment from the kingdom.