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EXQUISITE, Handmade LACE Imported from PAG! ONE-OF-A-KIND, Comes with Certificate of Authenticity! NEW!

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Pag Lace

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Exquisite, handmade lace from the Croatian island of Pag...this is genuine, and it even comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. The process and skill necessary to create such beautiful works of art is possible only by intense study and practice. PAG LACE is recognized by UNESCO as one of the lace-making techniques represented on its List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity...quite an honor indeed!

This piece measures approximately 3 inches in diameter. It is mounted on  stunning red velvet that is 8 inches square.

The technique requires a needle, thread and backing which is a round or square hard stuffed pillow. Lace-makers of Pag did their work without the assistance of any drawings or diagrams. Each woman used works from her mother and grandmothers as examples, each adding a personal touch, something unique and special. Each lace piece is a symbol of the anonymous, modest and self-sacrificing life of its maker.

Make sure to watch the UNESCO video on "Paška Čipka" here!

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Lacemaking in Croatia (10:29)
UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2009 URL: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/00245 Description: At least three distinct traditions of Lacemaking in Croatia persist today, centred on the towns of Pag on the Adriatic, Lepoglava in northern Croatia and Hvar on the Dalmatian island of the same name. Pag needle-point lace was originally used to make ecclesiastical garments, tablecloths and ornaments for clothing. The process involves embellishing a spider web pattern with geometrical motifs and is transmitted today by older women who offer year-long courses. Lepoglava bobbin lace is made by braiding thread wound on spindles, or bobbins; it is often used to make lace ribbons for folk costumes or is sold at village fairs. An International Lace Festival in Lepoglava celebrates the art every year. Aloe lace is made in Croatia only by Benedictine nuns in the town of Hvar. Thin, white threads are obtained from the core of fresh aloe leaves and woven into a net or other pattern on a cardboard background. The resulting pieces are a symbol of Hvar. Each variety of lace has long been created by rural women as a source of additional income and has left a permanent mark on the culture of its region. The craft both produces an important component of traditional clothes and is itself testimony to a living cultural tradition. Country(ies): Croatia © 2008 by Ministry of Culture
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