Discover the Venetian tradition of lace
Burano lace is, together with Murano glass, the most typical handicraft of Venice.
A tradition dating back to the golden age of the Republic of Venice, Burano lace was extremely popular during XVI century, when it was exported and appreciated even in Europen royal courts.
It went through a period of crisis after the end of the Republic, but Venetians were finally able to save the tradition of lace in Venice by founding a lace school in 1872. Burano lace school does not exist anymore, but the tradition is still carried on by local ladies who work at home, in lace shops or in the museum of lace in Burano.
The original Burano lace requires months of work and skilled workers, and is therefore an expensive product.