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Lace aka Bizzilla

Lace making is a very old tradition in the Maltese islands; Gozitans are particularly famous for it. We are speaking about the real hand-made stuff (bobbin lace) - machine-woven lace pales in comparison. Unfortunately it is a dying crafts, as it involves long hours of intricate work, and the income most of the time does not justify it. Here you can see the skillful hands of an expert Gozitan lace maker working with silk. In the background you can see a good example of a finished product. Shot on location in one of the lace shops at the Ta Dbiegi Crafts Village, Gozo.

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Taken on January 4, 2007