First Lace factory

Venetian noblewoman, Duchess Morosina Morosini, set up the first Lace factory, while under the direction of Catina Gardin, in 1595. The Lace factory employed 130 craftswomen.

      Duchess Morosina Morosini
      Venice, Italy

Additional Information:

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