Do you know that Lefkara Lace, known as 'lefkaritika', taking name from the beautiful Larnaka village of Lefkara, is in UNESCO Intangible World Heritage List?
Lefkara is derived from a combination of the Greek words "lefka" ( Translation: white) and "ori" ( Translation: mountains, hills). This handcraft is an ultimate form of folk art and tradition in Cyprus. According to a legend, Leonardo Da Vinci had visited the village in 1481 and bought embroidery for the Holy Altar of the Milan Cathedral. How cool! :)
As part of this workshop, you will be give the opportunity to interact and learn how to create laces and also create a set of original works that reflects and uses elements of the art of Lefkara Laces (material, designs, techniques).
We as Hasder Folk Arts Institute, are a non-profit organization. We do not only produce, display and sell hand crafts using colors, patterns and motifs authentic to Cyprus, but also give courses in handcrafts to revive this part of the Cyprus culture.
Now, join our 1-1.5 hours workshop, take this gift and your experience back home.
You can take the pieces you make. You will need to pay for the raw material by cash on the day of the experience. The charges vary from 1 to 3 euros each.
What can you make with Lefkara lace?
Ornaments, table for walls, key rings, boxes, trays, jewelry, phone bag, decoration for your bags and many more...
Thanks for reading. We are looking forward to meeting with you!