Lefkara, Cyprus - Houses,Landscaping, lace

Art Gallery, Monastery, Museum

The village of Lefkara, west of Larnaca, is well-known for its lace. It is said that Leonardo de Vinci bought lace here in 1481 for an altar-cloth in Milan church. It is a charming village famed for its local lace, known as "lefkaritika" and for its silverware. The local "Lefkara lace" is hand-made by native women using Irish linen. Many of the women sit in their entrances where you can watch them practicing their trade. The gorgeous House of Patsalos houses the Lace and Silverware Museum of Lefkara. The minster of Archangelos Michail in Kato Lefkara is of the single-aisle vaulted type and has wall paintings of the late 12th century.

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