Tombolo - Bobbin Lace


Bobbin lace is a lace textile made by braiding and twisting lengths of thread, which are wound on bobbins to manage them. It requires patience, precision and creativity. It is one of the two major categories of handmade laces, the other tipe is needlelace. Bobbin lace is also known as pillow lace, because it was worked on a pillow, and bone lace, because early bobbins were made of bones or ivory. Bobbin lace evolved in 16th century in Italy and then traveled along the Spanish troops through all Europe. The peculiarity of the processing, its difficulty, make the carving a sought-after and appreciated product especially in the haute couture. Change the season, change the habit, but the tradition remains still while the History goes on. 


Pina Barbuto


28 Aug 2019



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