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Around 500 000 hours of work
The Museum of Fine Arts and Lace in Alençon houses an imposing bridal veil, entirely embroidered in Point d'Alençon. It would have been created around 1880-1900 by Huignard, a renowned Alençon house. It brings together almost all the Alençon motifs on 75 sq ft (7 m²) and is the outcome of the work of more than 200 full-time lacemakers (about 500,000 hours of work). Though the recipient of the veil is unknown, we know that a wedding veil and a top for a dress were bought in 1900 for the Tsarina of Russia.
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