Croatian Pag needlepoint lace. The needlepoint lace of Pag was originally applied on traditional folk costumes – at the front of the female chemise and on the rim of the headgear.
The production of the Pag needlepoint lace requires a small, tightly stuffed semicircular pillow, a needle, and white thread. The pattern, on which small holes trace the contours of the foundation, is fastened to the pillow. A spiderweb is then drawn with the thread to produce the so-called reticulus with loose ends. Each radiating thread is worked with the needle and thread, which results in a firm skeleton. Around these threads, starting from the center, individual patterns are buttonhole stitched in concentric circles.
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One of Croatian traditional crafts is lacemaking, particularly aloe lace. It is woven from the middle part of aloe leaves. These pieces are very thin and delicate. The pattern is created with a special netting needle.