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Romanian Point Lace (Macramé Crochet Lace) - $1 (Las Cruces)

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condition: like new
make / manufacturer: Hand Made
size / dimensions: Varies

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Romanian Point Lace (Macramé Crochet Lace)

These beautiful macramé’s are hand-made and we obtained them during our travels (in years 2001 – 2004) from my family artisan in a rural Romanian village. Each macrame that we offer includes the actual size in inches, the year obtained, and the time that it took my family member to complete it (and they do take a lot of hours to create; we asked). The principal color is ivory (or close to ivory) but color tends to vary from weave to weave and from one artisan to another … and, most critically, no two designs are ever the same … even if the artisan wishes to re-create a pattern, it will be slightly different.

A little bit of background on Romanian Point Lace …

Macramé is a form of textile produced using knotting (ratherthan weaving or knitting) techniques. Macrame is a very popular craft in Eastern European countries. In Romania specifically, it was typically passed from generation through generation. Traditional macrame can be used to create decorations, from wall hanging to smaller ornaments to adorn your furniture, or for more utilitarian projects, such as handbags or grocery bags.

It is also a form of tape lace known by many names including Macramé Crochet Lace, Romanian Point Lace, Braidwork, Tape Lace, etc.,. It uses crocheted cords, tapes, or braids that are filled in with needle weaving stitches. See gallery photo for a typical weaving method in images 1-11 … perhaps then you can appreciate the time and skill to create just one part of a completed weave.

In Romania macramé isn't a season-specific craft, but along with knitting it tended to be done more during colder months, especially winter. The reason was that summers, springs, and early autumn were almost entirely dedicated to caring for animals and crops. One of our offerings (A1-A2) took 2 winters to complete.

A1-A2 … 44” x 27” … 2004 … 8 months … $250
B1-B2 … 43” x 14” … 2004 … 3 months … $200
C1-C2 … 17” x 9” … 2002 … 1 month … $90
D1-D2 … 18” x 9” … 2002 … 1 month … $90
E1-E3 … 19” round … 2001 … 1 month … $80
F1-F2 … 34” x 11” … 2003 … 2½ months … $135
G1-G2 … 13” round (2 pieces) … 2004 … 1½ months … $100
H1-H2 … 36” x 13” … 2001 …3 months … $135
I1-I2 … 22” x 13” … 2002 … 1½ months … $90
J1-J3 … 34” x 12” … 2001 … 3 months … $135

NOTE: Hand wash in lukewarm water and do not dry in drier, air dry flat only.. Starching is not recommended. To iron, covered with a wet thin cloth.

All proceeds from the sale of these unique, and one of a kind, macramé’s will be sent to my family member in Romania … cost of living in Eastern Europe is relatively high but a retirement pension is obscenely low.

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