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UNESCO

LACEMAKING IN CROATIA

The beauty and magic

of Lepoglava lace Prepared by: Sanja PljeĹĄa â—† Photos: archive of Lepoglava Tourist Board

The tradition of Lepoglava lace dates far back into the past, and today it is possible to find pieces of it on various clothing items as stylized accessories.

Photo: a lace tent made by Japanese artist Akiko Sato (top).

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fter presenting Croatia's tangible heritage protected by UNESCO, starting with this issue, we will continue to present Croatia's rich intangible heritage also protected by this great global organization. One of the representatives of intangible heritage is Lepoglava lace, which has a tradition that dates far back into the past, and today it is possible to find pieces of it on various clothing items as stylized accessories. Lepoglava lace has been on UNESCO's list of

intangible cultural heritage since 2009. But how did it all start?

Multiple award-winning lace This amazing lace, beautiful and magical, for which it is believed that it was brought to Croatia by the Paulites, is a specialty of Lepoglava and its surroundings. The lacemaking art was slowly accepted amongst the village population in Croatian Zagorje, and in time, it became a tradition that was

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