Friday, October 30, 2009

Ñandutí ~ Spiderweb lace

Nanduti is a traditional Paraguayan needle-woven lace that imitates the appearance of a spider web.

Nanduti means "spider web" in the Guarani language.
There is such a large variety of designs and colors that no two pieces are ever alike.

The lace pictures in this post is of a thicker thread.

The most delicate lace is made with a fine thread and is usually framed as a work of art to enjoy.

You can read about the legend of Nanduti on this blog:

1 comment:

  1. Hey! Thanks for the link! Isn't it so beautiful? I bought the little teeny white ones to send in Christmas cards this year since they look like snow flakes! :)