Beautiful Handmade Art of Croatia

If you are looking for highlights far from usual tourist tours, follow the trail of the Croatian lace, hand-crafted art from the World Cultural Heritage...

LACE IN CROATIA: A WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE

Discover the Lace, Intangible Cultural Heritage of Croatia

For centuries, especially in small rural communities, handmade Croatia lace has been a skill passed down from generation to generation. Each woman takes the work of her mother and grandmother as an example, and brings personal ingenuity and religious piety, or emotional design to life, forming a unique style of work…

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Center detail of a lace from Pag Lepoglava lace patterns - detail
Hands making Hvar lace

The Delicate Croatia Lace!

This cultural heritage protected by UNESCO will take you to three beautiful places that still use precious traditional handmade skills. Each weaving and embroidery technique is different and unique in design, but they have the same result: exquisite lace artwork. The preciousness, uniqueness, and history of the world’s intangible cultural heritage are definitely valuable for gifts, reward, and heirloom. 

Hands holding bobbins and making lepoglava lace

Lepoglava

The Pauline order from Hungary founded a monastery in Lepoglava in 1400, bringing the skill of making lace to the town. The monks taught rural population the technique of weaving…

Hands holdings needle and making Pag lace

Island of Pag

Lace-making on the island of Pag has a tradition of more than 500 years. In the Convent of St. Margaret, the nuns instructed girls, teaching them to read and write and to make lace.

Hand holding a needle and making Hvar lace

Island of Hvar

The skill of making agave lace in the island of Hvar is specific for its material made from fibers extracted from fresh agave leaves. This is the only agave lace in the world.

Bundle of laces from Pag

Visit Our Lace Shop!

You want to buy croatian lace, visit our shop! You will find there lace handicrafts from three world cultural heritage sites of Lepoglava, Pag, and Hvar… If you need more information, welcome to contact us!

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Hands holding a lace from Pag

Skill and Patience, Foundation Behind Fashion

Pag lace has more than 500 years history. Among all the towns of Pag Island, only women of Pag town know the skill way. Selling lace was always an important source of income for the family economy. The tools used for lace making are: needle, cotton thread, cardboard and round pillow…

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The main street of Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik History

It is said that in the area of Dubrovnik, settlements were formed in the prehistoric period, but because this is too old and there is no record, the real beginning of Dubrovnik history cannot be truly confirmed. However, what is certain is that Dubrovnik has existed on this hard rock land for more than 1400 years…

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Pag lace school students a hundred years ago

Pag Lace: Rise and Fall

The town of Pag is known for 2 things. First, for its church and stone square in the center town, designed by Juraj Dalmatinac, Šibenik’s most famous designer whose masterpiece is Šibenik Cathedral. Second, for its delicate and durable world intangible cultural heritage: the Pag lace…

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Our Team

The team is often travelling… If we are not in Taiwan, maybe we are in Nepal. If we are not in Nepal, maybe we are in Croatia. And if we are not in Croatia, we are certainly somewhere on the way!

Lee Min-Min

Lee Min-Min

Team member

Lee Min-Min is from Taiwan. She used to travel in Asia and Europe. She loves history and has a special interest in the Croatian old buildings and culture.

Varlaj Elvis

Varlaj Elvis

Team member

Elvis Varlaj is french by birth and croatian by parents. He likes Croatia for its beautiful landscapes of montains and sea, and for its delicious cuisine!

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Croatia Lace present and promote the intangible cultural heritage of Croatia.

Lace has a very old history in Croatia. If you wish to know more about it, or about Croatia and its culture, or if you simply wish to travel in Croatia and need some help, please fill free to contact us with the below form!

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