Category: Lepoglava

Beautiful Handmade Art of Croatia

Lepoglava lace - flower detail

Characteristics of Lepoglava Bobbin Lace

With the appearance of the Order of the First Hermit monks in the fifteenth century, the bobbin lace weave was brought into Lepoglava. At this time during the European Renaissance, art works abandoned the use of gorgeous colors, returning to the heavy use of white and beige. The original color weaving thread used in lace…

Lepoglava lace on black bagkround

Lepoglava Lace: Rise and Fall

Lepoglava lace is related to the Order of Saint Paul the First Hermit (also known as the White Monk). In the year 1400, these monks adopted a life of seclusion, knowledge, and dedication, forming the cradle of science, art, and culture in Europe at that time. The small town of Lepoglava is located below the…