"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 √Ārp√°d D√©k√°ni (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 √Ārp√°d D√©k√°ni. However the needles behind this unique technology belonged not to D√©k√°ni brat to Kiskunhalas-born M√°ria Markovits (1875-1954).