Lace, the art of Venice lagoon on display in Burano
A HANDCRAFTED MASTERPIECE BETWEEN HISTORY AND TRADITION
In the vast landscape of Italian craft traditions, few excel for their delicacy, beauty and deep connection to the country’s history and culture. One of these is undoubtedly lace, an ancient art that finds its roots in the heart of the Venice Lagoon.
Burano’s lace immediately comes to mind, but also Pellestrina has its own bobbin lace tradition. This is a practice that has fascinated entire generations for its craftsmanship and timeless beauty.
Throughout its history, wars, fashion changes and industrial revolutions threatened to make this craft practice disappear. Fortunately, thanks to the efforts of local craftswomen and international attention, lace survived and grew even stronger.
That’s where the national competition “Il Filo del Cuore” comes in, whose exhibition can be visited until January 6, 2024 at the Burano Lace Museum. The initiative is an extraordinary opportunity to dive in the art and culture of this ancient tradition.
Alongside the works in the competition, the exhibition offers a comprehensive experience ranging from the humble origins of this craft practice to the modern influence it has had on fashion and art over the centuries. It is therefore not only a celebration of the past, but also a look into the future, exploring how lace is adapting to current trends.