Lefkaritika

Wednesday, 20. June 2012 Website Admin

Léfkara is situated in the southeast of the island. Well-known it became for the famous lace “Lefkaritika“, which the diligent village-women embroider. It is even reputed that Leonardo da Vinci, on a visit to Cyprus in 1481, was very impressed by the Lefkara women’s adaptation of Venetian embroidery. He is said to have taken a piece of work with the “potamos” design on it back to Italy to grace the altar in Milan Cathedral. This design is known today as the “Leonardo da Vinci design”.

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