Koniaków Lace

Visiting the Polish mountains for the first time, I came to the village of Koniaków in Beskid Śląski mountain range in Silesian, southern Poland. The village is primarily known for its tradition of intricate lace-making, which is more than 150 years old. Koniaków laces are handmade by crocheting cotton thread, using motifs inspired by nature. Lace motifs are worked separately, then connected to form larger pieces. The lace additions began appearing in pillows, shirts, blouses, and tablecloths around 1900 and is still exists today. I visited the Museum of Koniaków Lace then and bought this increadible serviette, because I’m an addicted crocheter interested in various lace crocheting techniques. I think, this serviette will be the best decoration in my house this Christmas.