Lace making in Burano started around the 16th century and still is a tradition practiced today. Burano lace was once requested by royalty throughout Europe. A school of lace making was started that taught the traditional needle technique as well as the stitch of Burano, “punto in aria.” This means stitch in air. The skill of lace making has been passed down in families and is a valued skill in Burano. You can still go to artisan shops and buy lace in many different varieties and forms.
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