The Queen of Laces. Halas lace is a high quality type of needle lace. The secret of Halas lacing is known only to the Halas lace workers. The unique technique of lacing is passed on from generation to generation. A few of these unique artistic pieces are owned by the Japanese Empress, Elisabeth II, the British Queen and the wife of US President Bush. John Paul II also received Halas lace work as a gift during his visit to Hungary in 1996.