Barkcloth is a versatile material that was once common in Asia, Africa, Indonesia, and the Pacific. Barkcloth comes primarily from trees of the Moraceae family, including Broussonetia papyrifera, Artocarpus altilis, and Ficus natalensis. It is made by beating sodden strips of the fibrous inner bark of these trees into sheets, which are then finished into a […]
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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