Made with a simple needle, Pag lace is characterised by its geometric forms (triangles, circles etc...) and a great rigidity. Long hours are necessary to make them, which explains their high price. Essential ornament for the traditional head-dress of married women from Pag, this lace was much appreciated by the Emperor of Austria. That is why two lace workers from the island worked permenantly at the court.
The culture of Pag's lace is protected by UNESCO© Natalia Bratslavsky / 123rf
A lady practicing the years old traditional of lacemaking on Pag Island© markascataglini / age fotostock
For a typical souvenir from Pag, buy some lace from one of the many sellers on the island© iStockphoto.com / Natalia Bratslavsky
The long tradition of this craft is charted in a museum on the island© Cesar Lucas Abreu / age fotostock
A typical example of Pag lace done with a needle and thread© Cesar Lucas Abreu / age fotostock