Croats were fascinated by Vologda lace

The exhibition of Russian lace in the Mimara Museum in Zagreb (Croatia) was opened on April 25. The holdings of the Mimara Museum comprise 3,750 works of art of various techniques and materials, and different cultures and civilizations. On display there are sculptures, paintings, crafts and much more. It spans an amazing three millennia and much of it Christian in theme.

The Russian laceworks will be exhibited there for the first time. The exposition is organized by the Vologda State Museum-Preserve, its affiliate Vologda Lace Museum and the Croatian non-profit association for international cultural collaboration Intermezzo. The event is held with an active backing of the Vologda Oblast Government.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Croatia Robert Markaryan gave the welcome at the opening ceremony of the exhibition and noted that the exhibition makes it possible for citizens and guests of Croatia to get acquainted with the art of Russian lace and contributes to further development of cultural ties between the two countries. “Vologda laceworks that have won deserved fame and world-wide recognition for its high artistic value, rich ornament, and excellent workmanship find their way to the hearts of people in any country where they are exhibited”, said Mr. Markaryan.

Mimara Museum director Tugomir Lukšić stressed that the Vologda lace has high artistic value and it is an honour for any museum in the world to exhibit it.

The exhibition of Vologda lace in the towns of Zagreb and Zadar will last till May 15. It will show amazing skills of our women in knitting. Vologda lace is a world famous brand, carefully keeping the ancient traditions of hand-made lace. Like a few centuries ago, it represents the glory of Russian lace, its impeccable quality and style.

Information of Vologda oblast official website