Lace Event Croatia – The 15th International Lace Festival in Lepoglava – September 22-25, 2011

The 15th International Lace Festival in Lepoglava
Date: September 22-25, 2011
Place:
Various sites in Lepoglava, Croatia
Conference Web Site:
http://www.lepoglava-info.hr/festival-cipke/lepoglavalace.asp
Contacts:
Turističko društvo grada Lepoglave, Trg prvoga hrvatskog, sveučilišta 7, 42 250 Lepoglava, Hrvatska
tel./phone +385 (0)42 770 137
tel./phone +385 (0)42 494 317
E-mail:turizam@lepoglava-info.hrmirko.varovic@vz.t-com.hr, mdrusko@gmail.com

The three major Croatian lacemaking techniques, Pag Needlelace, Lepoglava Bobbinlace, and Hvar Needleweaving, were recogized as a UNESCO Intangible Heritage in 2009. See http://tinyurl.com/446j4u8 for the complete UNESCO citation, including the application form which gives numerous historical details.  The International Festival has been held in Lepoglava yearly since 1997, and is a major event for the town. Activities are numerous, and held in sites throughout the city. These include exhibitions from Croatia, Slovenia, Russia, Estonia, and Italy.  Special note is given to the “Freehand Lace – Common European Roots” exhibition, from collection of Marianne Stang, the Ethnographic museum, and the Museum of Arts and Craft in Zagreb.

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