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Battenburg

/ˈbætənˌbɜːɡ/
noun
1.
an oblong sponge cake divided longitudinally into four square sections, two coloured pink and two yellow, with an outer coating of marzipan
Word Origin
perhaps named after Battenberg, a village in Prussia
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  • This design may be made up in battenburg braid, or of point or Honiton braid according to the texture of the lace desired.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • The point, Honiton and Princess braids are represented full size, and are much daintier in texture than the battenburg braids.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • Done with fancy battenburg braid, it would be quite similar in effect to the "Cardinal's Point" illustrated on another page.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • This is a very elegant looking lace, though simply made after the regular battenburg method.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • As suggested in the title, the set may be made of point or battenburg braid.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • These two engravings show a very pretty design for battenburg lace made with a cord finish.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • The center is of fine table-linen, while the edge is formed of battenburg braid, buttons and fancy stitches.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • The tidy here illustrated is made entirely of battenburg lace, and is a beautiful specimen of this kind of work.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • A very elegant flounce of battenburg lace may be made after the design represented on the opposite page.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making The Butterick Publishing Co.
  • It is formed of fancy battenburg braid, but may be made from a plain variety if preferred.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making The Butterick Publishing Co.

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