2 °/THE CHARACTERISTICS OF LACE
There are three different characteristics:
A) The checkmate
B) The bottom
C) The decoration
It is the drawing. One always looks at the checkmate in the first one when one looks at a lace. There are very ornamental checkmates and very geometrical checkmates.
One recognizes certain laces thanks to the bottom : The lace of Valenciennes, Flanders or Cloth. Capital are always very specialized. We shall see several capital as the bottom Cloth, the bottom of Brussels, or the bottom of Dieppe.
We shall see several ornamental elements as the spider, the range, the shell etc.