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The history of German Macrame Lace is very interesting. German Macrame Curtain Lace was extremely popular in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In fact, the US was the number one market for German Lace at that time. The Lace you see here is manufactured in mills located in former East Germany. World War I had an even greater impact. The factories were destroyed during World War II and, once rebuilt, were nationalized by the East German government. All Lace production was controlled and sold through special exporters owned by the East German government. After the Berlin Wall came down, the grandchildren of the factory founders bought back the factories and have been producing this fine quality Macrame Ring Lace.