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Still time to catch Lefkara exhibition

FOR THOSE who have not yet caught the Lefkara exhibition, it will be open until Friday.

Lefkaritika embroidery, silverware and handicrafts from Chio and Crete and a photographic are on display in the exhibition, which is part of the week-long Lefkara festival.

The items from Chio and Crete are being exhibited under the European programme Handicraft Tour, of which Lefkara is a part.

Many people have contributed pieces from their family collection for display. The items span the second half of the 19th century, the whole of the 20th and 21st century to date.

Silversmiths from the region also gave some of their pieces for the exhibition while the exhibition room is decorated with photos of embroiders and embroidery merchants.

There is also a list on display of the embroidery merchants from 1890 until the 1980s. The first embroidery merchant was a woman called Theofila Hadjiantoni, who first went to Egypt to sell embroidery in the late 19th century.

The municipality has also arranged for art lessons to be given to students and adults from Lefkara and the surrounding communities. Art work created by students are on display during the festival.

Photographs taken by photographer Andriani Kyriacou, under the title ‘The Far Side of Lekfara’ are also on display.

Lefkara is in the Larnaca district.

For information go to click ‘magazine’ link then ‘No.12/2013’ for contact details and festival programme (Greek only)



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