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Festival in Anghiari, Tuscany, Italy, women in medieval costumes making bobbin lace (Merletto a tombolo)

On the 29th June a festival is held in the historic centre of Anghiari to commemorate the Battle of Anghiari (1440). Women dress in medieval costumes and practice the tradition of the 'Merletto a tombolo' bobbin lace or pillow lace, in the streets as they did centuries ago.

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Susan Wright
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Tuscany - Artisan Lace of Anghiari
On the 29th June a festival is held in the historic centre of Anghiari to commemorate the Battle of Anghiari (1440). Women dress in medieval costumes and practice the tradition of the 'Merletto a tombolo' bobbin lace or pillow lace, in the streets as they did centuries ago.