Slovakia Issued Stamp on Bobbin Lacemaking

slovakia lacemaking stampIt is a beautiful lace that pictures a cute chicken – one of the symbols of Easter.The Christian holiday of Easter, which commemorates the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, has been associated with a lot of customs related to the arrival of spring. They originate in the times when the Slavic ancestors of Slovaks were not yet Christians and they worshiped nature. 

In Slovakia, bobbin lacemaking of Easter decorations started at approximately the beginning of the 1990s. Woven Easter eggs are associated with Easter along with motifs of animals. They either consist solely of lace or the lace is part of the decoration of a hollowed egg shell. Weaving of Easter decorations and pictures with Easter motifs is mostly inspired by Slovak traditional laces which are uniquely colourful. Various colours of thread started to be used in bobbin lacemaking in the majority of the eighteen local or regional types of bobbin lace in Slovakia at the turn of the 20th century.

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