The Anundsjösöm embroidery stitch is characterised by red double thread on white cloth, with long flat stitches in a mostly freestyle pattern. Anundsjösöm embroidery is typical for the region Angermanland in northern Sweden.
Soprarizzo velvet, also known as “soprariccio” or cesellato velvet, is a handwoven, opulent jacquard velvet from Italy characterised by its combination of cut and uncut pile. It is one of the most precious velvets in manual production. It’s woven with silk thread on original 18th-century looms and requires a complex manufacturing process combining cut and […]
The 2020 edition of the Biennale of Western Balkans seeks to uplift intangible heritage and empower communities of practice, by documenting cultural knowledge in open, ethical and participatory ways. The Craft Atlas founder Cecilia Palmér is a participant researcher of the current Biennale of Western Balkans programme Art Pluriverse, working together with Progressive Union of Xanthi […]
Croatian Lacemaking is a tradition dating back to the Renaissance when lacemaking began spreading throughout the Mediterranean and continental Europe. Throughout the years, Croatian lace has become notable for its unique patterns and designs. In 2009 UNESCO recognised lacemaking in Croatia as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Today in Croatia there are several centres […]
Alençon lace or Point d’Alençon is a rare technique of needle lace-making from the town of Alençon in Normandy in north-west France. This craftsmanship was inscribed in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010. The fine Alençon needle lace requires a highly skilled hand and a considerable amount of time to produce – approximately […]
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