[ Mar.2015 ] On the next day, we joined another tour to Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus.
Before Nicosia, we stopped at a village called Lefkara which is famous for its lace making and silver work.
In the shop they tool us, a woman with the refined manners explained about the lace, with her hands keeping busy making one.
In the past it was an industry, but now they do not get paid by hours.
The village women keep working as something like a hobby.
They have about 50 women working for this shop.
Their lace is not like the ones we saw in Croatia, which was made up by knitting, but it is like an embroidery on the linen cloth.
They make marks on the cloth where to stitch by the scissors.
The zigzag pattern is traditional.
Long time ago, Da Vinci visited this village and used this zigzag pattern in his “the Last Supper” picture, she said.
Therefore, the zigzag pattern is now called Da Vinci pattern.
She also told us that the senior of this shop presented the original tablecloth to Duomo in Milan, when the cardinal Martini was the archbishop of Milan, who died in 2012.