Lefkara village

The village of Lefkara, west of Larnaka, is famous for its lace known as ‘Lefkaritika’ and its silverware. It is said that Leonardo De Vinci bought lace here in 1481 for an altar cloth in Milan Cathedral. The local ‘Lefkara Lace’ is hand made by local women using Irish Linen. Many of the women sit in their doorways where you can watch them practising their trade. Picturesque village of Lefkara is a model of unspoilt Cypriot naturalness and simplicity. http://bit.ly/13m2Q1Z
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Lefkara: Cyprus’ Lace Village

Lefkara: Cyprus’ Lace Village

Tucked away and nestled in the foothills of the Troodos Mountains in the southeast of Cyprus is a charming village with old stone buildings, cobble stone streets, narrow winding alleys, and a color…

Lefkara, Cyprus. A great traditional village, known for handmade lace called Lefkaritika.

Lefkara, Cyprus. A great traditional village, known for handmade lace called Lefkaritika.

Lefkara Main Street

Lefkara Main Street

Lefkara laces or Lefkaritika (history of embroidery tradition in Cyprus). - Lefkaritika is a handmade lace from Lefkara Cyprus. Notable characteristics are the hemstitch, satin stitch fillings, needlepoint edgings, white, brown, ecru colours and geometric intricate patterns.

Lefkara laces or Lefkaritika (history of embroidery tradition in Cyprus). - Lefkaritika is a handmade lace from Lefkara Cyprus. Notable characteristics are the hemstitch, satin stitch fillings, needlepoint edgings, white, brown, ecru colours and geometric intricate patterns.

Lefkara (Greek: Λεύκαρα) is a village on the island of Cyprus famous for its lace, known as lefkaritika in (Greek: λευκαρίτικα) and silver handicrafts. The village takes its name from the white of its silica and limestone: Lefkara is derived from a combination of the Greek words "lefka" (Greek: λευκά, Translation: white) and "ori" (Greek: όρη, Translation: mountains, hills).

Lefkara (Greek: Λεύκαρα) is a village on the island of Cyprus famous for its lace, known as lefkaritika in (Greek: λευκαρίτικα) and silver handicrafts. The village takes its name from the white of its silica and limestone: Lefkara is derived from a combination of the Greek words "lefka" (Greek: λευκά, Translation: white) and "ori" (Greek: όρη, Translation: mountains, hills).

Is there a tradition that you were raised with that holds meaning for you? Has your view of the value of traditions changed as you have gotten older? The lace-making tradition of the village of Lefkara on the island of Cyprus is the subject of VFTP's most recent blog. Residents here struggle to keep alive a dying tradition, with help from UNESCO. Transport yourself to Lefkara and inspire new ways to look at the role of tradition in your life!

Is there a tradition that you were raised with that holds meaning for you? Has your view of the value of traditions changed as you have gotten older? The lace-making tradition of the village of Lefkara on the island of Cyprus is the subject of VFTP's most recent blog. Residents here struggle to keep alive a dying tradition, with help from UNESCO. Transport yourself to Lefkara and inspire new ways to look at the role of tradition in your life!

Lefkara: Cyprus' Lace Village

Lefkara: Cyprus' Lace Village

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