Macrame (Mac-Ra-Ma'). A strong, hard-twisted, cotton cord, prepared for the manufacture of macrame lace and trimming. Macrema is the name given by the Italians round about Genoa (the home and birthplace of the work) to a coarse material used for towels, the fringed ends of which are knotted in imitation of several of the stitches of the old knotted point lace; hence the origin of the name of the fancy work or lace, which dates as far back as the loth century. [See Lace]