An exhibition with artefacts inspired by the Lefkara lace was inaugurated on Monday at the Council of Europe (CoE), in Strasbourg, in the presence of Cypriot and CoE officials.
The exhibition of the Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO is part of the Cyprus Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Culture.
The works of 20 Cypriot artists are on display, who had participated earlier in a workshop in the village of Lefkara.
The exhibition was inaugurated by the President of PACE Pedro Agramut, in the presence of Cyprus’ Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides and the head of the Cyprus House delegation to PACE Stella Kyriakides.
In her speech, Kyriakides said that we are inaugurating today this very unique exhibition with extraordinary artefacts inspired by the famous Lefkaritiko lace.
She referred to the lace-making tradition in Lefkara village, dating back to the 14th century, noting that this tradition passes on from generation to generation.
These works depict a very authentic representation of Cyprus’ culture and its traditions throughout the centuries and we are extremely happy to share this with you today Kyriakides said.
From his part, the President of PACE said that the art of Lefkara lace represents one of the most renowned expressions of Cyprus’ vivid cultural heritage.
This centuries-old tradition passes proudly from generation to generation and has provided the inhabitants of Lekara with a unique sense of identity and continuity, which still remains strong nowadays Agramunt noted.
Antigoni Polyneiki from the Cyprus National Commission for UNESCO also addressed the event.
The exhibition in Strasbourg will last until May 15, 2017.
Source: Cyprus News Agency