Sunday, March 29, 2009

The bride

I was really hoping to find out a little about the lace on this costume. It was traditional where I live and the young lady wearing it so proudly is to be married. I don’t know whether she and her female relatives would have made the lace or bought it for the occasion.

Click on the image to get a better view of the lace.


Isobel said...

How intricate. I often forget that people use to tat - that's the word for making lace isn't it? Anyway, the things we take for granted these days. Thanks for another beautiful card.

Anji said...

Isobel: tatting and lace making are similar. If I remember correctly, tatting has one thread, I tried it myself but didn't get very far;

Lace is made with several bobbins the threads cross over to make intricate patterns. when I was at school I visited a lace maker in Bruges, It was interesting to watch, they work so quickly.