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Sunday
Aug042013

LACE FROM THE ISLAND OF BURANO

Burano, an island in the Venetian Lagoon, is the oldest place for lace craftsmanship. One of the most famous legends about Burano’s laces narrates that in ancient times a betrothed fisherman, while fishing outside the lagoon, stopped to hear the mermaids sing. It was known that mermaids would sometimes sing to sailors to hypnotize them, to distract them from their work causing them to walk off the deck, or cause (more)

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