ArtisanEli RaounaBornCyprusWork madecut-laceMaterials usedlinen and linen threadMethods usedTraditional cut-lace inc Leonardo Da Vinci design 

Statement : Eli Raouna has lived in Lefkara for 52 years, she is 68 years old and has been making lace for 55 years. Her lace is traditional cut-lace and she learnt her craft from her mother, Debbie Pier. She began learning her craft aged eight, slowly and carefully at first.  This process requires long periods of learning. Eli has enormous patience, meticulous attention to detail, a delicate sensitivity and precision. Her biggest customers are tourists who buy the venetian work. Her particular favourite is the Leonardo da Vinci design. Some  elements within her designs are taken from nature.  There are a lot less makers in Lefkara today, compared to when she first started making! By the way....Eli loves visitors! Come and see her when you're next in Cyprus.