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Title: Lacemaking in Malta
Authors: Azzopardi, Consiglia
Keywords: Lace and lace making
Lace and lace making -- Europe -- History
Lace and lace making -- Malta -- History
Lace bobbins -- Malta -- Gozo
Issue Date: 2007-06
Publisher: University of Malta. Gozo Centre
Citation: Azzopardi, C. (2007). Lacemaking in Malta. The Gozo Observer, 16, 27-28.
Abstract: The technique of producing ‘lace’ made its debut in Northern Italy, at the turn of the sixteenth century. This involved the weaving of threads by means of either needles or bobbins or both, according to a drawn pattern. During the seventeenth century, Maltese merchants travelled to the Iberian Peninsula with cotton goods. On their way they called at important ports such as Genoa in Italy, Marseilles in France and Barcelona in Spain, and picked up lace pieces that fetched good prices at the markets there. These merchants brought samples back home, and this enabled Maltese people to study the techniques, materials and tools used.
Appears in Collections:The Gozo Observer - Issue 16, June 2007
The Gozo Observer - Issue 16, June 2007

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