Lace was originally used in both men and women’s clothing, and was actually most common in the military’s clothing. However, the process of actual lace making was typically reserved for women. In the 18th century, the Catholic church (via nuns) actually taught younger and unmarried women how to stitch lace to give them an opportunity to make money that would keep them safe since prostitution then (like today) was associated with higher mortality rates.
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