Athienou Lace

Athienou village is well-known on the island for its ‘Athienitiko’ bread, but aside from a rich wheat growing and bread-making history, the village also has its own lace techniques known as ‘Venis’ lace (or ‘pittotes’) and Athienou Lace (known as ‘oloplouma’). These differ from Lefkara lace linens (known as Lefkaritika) and are made exclusively in Athienou.

The lace craft has been recognised as part of the village’s unique heritage and added to the UNESCO National Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

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