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Lace Museum - Kiskunhalas
The Lace house
Address: 6400, Kiskunhalas Kossuth utca 37/a
Phone number: (30) 935-8499, (77) 421-797
Opening hours: 01.04-30.09.: Mon-Sun 9-12, 13-17
01.10-22.04.: Mon-Sun 9-12, 13-16
Lace sewing has a nearly 100-year-old tradition in this town. The Halas lace became a worthy competitor of the Brussels lace. It won the chief prize of several world exhibitions. During the last last 100 years many famous people received Halas lace as a gift of the Hungarian state. In 1996 Pope John Paul II, in 2000 the Japanese empress were also given this gift. continue
Permanent exhibitions
Oval peacock
"Halas Lace", from the town of Kiskunhalas, first appeared in 1902 and has since become an important part of Hungarian folk art. One of the founders of cottage industry in Hungary was Árpád Dékáni (1861-1931). The Kiskunhalas Lace workshop is one of the very fem built at the turn of the century and still functioning today, despite frequently difficult conditions. The first designer of Halas Laces was Árpád Dékáni. However the needles behind this unique technology belonged not to Dékáni brat to Kiskunhalas-born Mária Markovits (1875-1954). continue