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ITALY - Tuscany - Artisan Lace of Anghiari,

On the 29th June a festival is held in the historic centre of Anghiari to commemorate the Battle of Anghiari (1440). Women dress in medieval costumes and practice the Tuscan tradition of the 'Merletto a tombolo' bobbin lace or pillow lace, in the streets as they did centuries ago.

'Merletto a tombolo' Pillow lace or Bobbin Lace, is created using 100% linen thread with 'fuselli' wooden bobbins, woven with pins on intricate designs. Anghiari lace is woven from 100% linen thread as...
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