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Recognized by UNESCO
Alençon lace has been a UNESCO World Heritage since 2010. The training of a lacemaker requires between 7 and 10 years of both oral and manual transmission. Visual fatigue is such that a lacemaker only works three hours a day, spending the rest of the day embroidering, beading, or crocheting. The patterns remain traditional, even though contemporary artists also bring their creativity to the designs, such as Paul-Armand Gette, Pierrette Bloch, or Corinne Sentou.
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