Cypriot lace tradition hangs by a thread

Lefkara (Cyprus) (AFP) – In the small Cypriot village of Lefkara, the local style of embroidery has been officially recognised by UNESCO. But it is now in danger of disappearing due to a lack of young people learning the unique lace-making craft. “When the old women die, the embroidery will vanish”, laments Toulla Rouvis, who owns her own lace shop in the mountainous village.


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