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One of the most valuable crafts from Vologda Region – laces will on display in the Gewerkenegg Castle, Idrija, Slovenia

The exhibition of Vologda’s lace will kick off at the Gewerkenegg Castle on June 16th, 2018 and it will last till September 2018.

The main purpose of the exhibition is to promote this brand of the Vologda Region in the European countries, to strengthen cultural ties between the Vologda Oblast and Slovenia and set up a partnership that will last.

Vologda has always been one of the main centers of Russian lace tatting, and in the 19th century it became the most famous one. It was that time when lace-makers began to tat lace patterns in the form of wonderful stars and snowflakes.

Vologda laces have won deserved fame and world-wide recognition for their high artistic value, rich ornament and excellent workmanship.

The exhibition of Vologda lace in the Gewerkenegg Castle is timed to coincide with the 37th Lace Festival in Idrija, the largest event of its kind in Slovenia. The art of learning lace-making has been continuously kept alive for over 140 years by the Idrija Lace School, which passes knowledge on to younger generations and those willing to learn.

During the Festival the whole city comes alive with lace. The outstanding exhibitions, lectures, competitions, workshops and other accompanying events in Idrija attract many visitors. The program of the Festival highlights professional, cultural, ethnological and entertainment events.

The experts from the Vologda Lace Museum will also provide on-going lace making classes with experienced instructors during the Lace Festival in Idrija.

On display in Slovenia there will be also photos of Vologda’s magnificent architecture.

Vologda oblast official website