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Burano lace

The legend relates that a young venetian seaman brought to his girl-friend a beautiful seaweed from remote seas. As she wanted to preserve the remembrance for ever, she copied the delicate outline and patterns using her needle and thread. From then up to the end of last century the Burano lace experienced ups and downs, nowadays there are only very few experts in the Burano lace making.

Martina, Burano lace
Ancient lace collection, courtesy of Martina Lace- Burano

The colourfull houses of Burano, one of the small islands in front of Venice
Burano houses


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