Kalyazin lacework

Tags: Kalyazin, souvenirs
Linen tablecloth

Kalyazin lacework has been around since the 15th century, but the handicraft achieved its growth and popularity in the 18th century.

The Kalyazin lace is also woven on bobbins, but there is almost no "lattice", the patterns are dense, often with some basic figures on a rich background.

Many Kalyazin patterns have been lost, and now we cannot tell with certainty whether they had been copied or originally created.

Take a look at the materials used to create the finest products! Cotton and down, gold and silver threads, laces were adorned with fur and pearls...

Unfortunately, after the Revolution, the lace handicraft withered. It was only in 1998 that the District House of Folk Arts and Craft revived the half-forgotten art.

Today, a club of lace makers-- "Petleya"-- is open, and there are hobby groups as well.