The project financed by:
Project partners:Centrum Twórczości Ludowej w BratysławiePolski Samorząd Narodowościowy w Ujpeszcie / BudapesztMarie Swaczynowa z Pragi
This website is the result of a project Lace Visegrad carried out by the Istebna Culture, Promotion and Tourist Information Centre and Istebna Public Library under the International Visegrad Fund in the years 2014-2015. The project’s initiator, implementing party and coordinator has been Lucyna Ligocka –Kohut.
The aim of the project is to enhance knowledge about traditions, culture and folk art of Koniaków crochet lace and its promotion. Koniaków crochet lace is a type of handicraft i.e. crocheting lace doilies with thin cotton thread which can be found in Koniaków, a village located in the Istebna Municipality in the Silesia Beskid, the south of Poland. We want to show that our beautiful lace works are not only useful but they can also be a passion and inspiration. The Biggest Koniaków Lace in the World was made in 2013 and it is now listed in the Guinness Book of Records. 5 metres in diameter it is a unique piece of art which enables us to present our handicraft in a wonderful way.
As part of the project, we organised exhibitions of the record lace in Warsaw, Prague, Bratislava and Budapest. During the exhibitions in each capital there were workshops and talks on the Koniaków lace crocheting. There were also Koniaków lace workshops and 2 exhibitions in the Istebna Culture Centre, the Koniaków Lace Days Festival in 2015 and there has been created a website devoted to the Koniaków lace.
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