The world-famous lacework of Pag has been made for centuries. Women used works of their mothers and grandmothers as examples, adding a personal touch to each piece of this intricately embroidered white lace. All visitors to the island of Pag are impressed by its beauty and painstaking work of its makers needling away and chatting in front of their houses.
|Pag lace (Croatian: Paška čipka) is a type of lacework from Pag on the island of Pag, requires a needle, thread and backing which is a round or square hard stuffed pillow.
Lace-makers of Pag did their teg (work) without any drawings. Each woman used works from her mother and grandmothers as examples, each adding a personal touch, something unique and special. Each lace piece is a symbol of the anonymous, modest and self-sacrificing life of its maker.
In 2009, Lacemaking in Croatia, represented by Lepoglava lace, Pag lace and Hvar lace, was inscribed in the UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
1. ^ http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/index.php?RL=00245