I LOVE embroidery and I made these two pieces as gifts for my sister and mother!
I am sure I mentioned this before, but I really do love traditional handmade items. I love the care and heart that is put into each thing. This video details the tradition of handmade lace in Cyprus and the fight it wages against machine made lace and tourists.
Everywhere I travel I seek out the unique and traditional but more and more often it is a challenge because so many things are mass produced at such an inexpensive cost that traditional craftsman and craftswoman just can’t afford to continue the craft and the younger generation has no interest.
Next time you travel abroad or at home, be sure to seek the truly handmade traditional items, and help to preserve an artform for future generations.