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The tradition of lace

All things lace will be the focus of the latest Leventis Municipal museum temporary exhibition, opening tonight at 8pm, Threads of Tradition: Laces and Lace Embroideries of Cyprus.

A few generations ago, Cypriot women would create lace embroideries to decorate their future homes after they were married. They were also a part of our local tradition that were produced for commercial purposes and sold both locally and abroad.

Now the Leventis Municipal museum will unfold these threads of tradition and their history through a selection of famous Cypriot threaded compositions and lace embroideries.

The exhibition will provide all visitors with a new opportunity to experience and learn about Cypriot lace and lace embroidery. A range of exhibits with veniz lace, Lefkara lace embroidery, kopaneli, bibilla lace, frivolite lace and crochet lace have been brought from Lefkara, Lapithos, Koilani, Omodos and areas of Nicosia to the museum to be put on show.

In the exhibition the art of the past meets contemporary art by introducing a small art intervention of a shadow-sculpture, by the Cypriot visual artists Simoni Symeonidou. The shadow-sculpture depicts an old lady from Nicosia sewing.

Thread of Tradition
Temporary exhibition on laces and lace embroideries of Cyprus. Opens April 12 at 8pm until October 31. The Leventis Municipal Museum, 15-17 Hippocrates Street, Laiki Yitonia, Nicosia. Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-4.30pm. Tel: 22-661475

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