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French leavers lace can cost over a hundred dollars per square meter. Here's why it's so expensive.

Leavers lace made in France is one of the most intricate and expensive types of lace you can buy. Thousands of individual threads are woven together on a loom that's over 100 years old. But leavers looms aren't made today. Companies have to maintain the looms that they have. This specialized process requires an expert at every step, but that makes finding new lace makers challenging. So how is leavers lace made? And why is it so expensive?

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