HISTORY OF THE BOBBIN LACE
From the mainland to the Municipality of Tombolo
The processing of bobbin lace is an ancient technique, widespread throughout Italy and beyond. So ancient that we speak of bone spindles found in Etruscan tombs; so widespread that its origin is contended by several countries of Italy, Germany, France and, of course, of Flanders. What is certain is that the first written testimonies of this art are all Italian and date back to the 15th century. Among many hypotheses, numerous legends and different regional styles and designs, there is the origin of the Mirabellese bobbin: a very special story that speaks of Sicily and of women, of humility and nobility, of countryside, sunny afternoons and baroque influences.