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DALECARLIAN. A bobbin lace, usually coffee tinted.

DALMATIAN. Simple bobbin lace, narrow and coarse, made by the Dalmatian peasants.

DAM MARTIN. Village famous for Chantilly laces.

DANISH. Cut-work was known in Denmark long before bobbin lace was introduced. Early Tonder laces were Flemish in character, but a species of Tonder lace is a kind of drawn-work, like Broderie de Nancy. In this work needlepoint and bobbin laces are imitated in a remarkably clever manner, following the intricacies of flower and arabesque designs. Sometimes a thin cordonnet is introduced to outline the pattern. A great lace-making epoch in Jutland existed in 1647.. DARNED LACE. Darned lace (Opus Filatorium) is divided into a number of classifications. Where the darning is very regular upon a fixed background of countable threads the work is called Point Conte, sometimes Filet Brode. When the work is irregular it is called spider work or guipure d'art or cluny guipure. The modern term for this character of work is simply Antique. The old term is Opus Araneum or Ouvrages Masches. See Araneum.

DENTELLE. In France, at the end of the Sixteenth Century, laces were called Dentelle. Before that time the term Passement was largely used.

DENTELLE. French term for scalloped border.

DENTELLE A LA REINE. Needle-point laces made in Amsterdam by the refugees after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes were called Dentelle a la Reine.

DENTEILLE A LA VIERGE. A style in simple bobbin lace made in the neighborhood of Dieppe by the peasants.

DENTELLE AU FUSEAU. French term for bobbin lace.

DENTELLE DE FIL. A name given to simple thread laces, such as torchons. Duchesse Lace. Made originally in Flanders and transplanted, to England by the Flemish, who took refuge in Honiton, Devonshire, at the time of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, 1685. These examples are enlarged under the camera in order to show the technique.

DENTELLE DE LIEGE. Lace resembling Birrche; sometimes fine, sometimes coarse.

DENTELLE IRLANDAISE. An Irish crochet lace made in France about 1850 in reproduction of old Venetian point.

DENTELLE REDIN. Lace having a net ground.

DENTELLE RENAISSANCE. See Dentelle Irlandaise.

DEVONIA. A kind of Honiton applique on net.