Pag Lace

Art, History & Culture
Town of Pag ID: PG-TR-129


Pag Lace

Pag lace is a type of lace with an exceptional beauty of patterns and the centuries old tradition of making. The first records of Pag lace date back to 15th century, and the way of making and patterns were passed down from generation to generation. At the World Exhibition in Paris in 1937 it received the gold plaque for high quiality hand-craft, while the Empress Maria Theresa kept a lace maker from Pag at the court in Vienna.

Even today you can see the women making this beautiful artifact sitting on the doors of their houses in the narrow streets of Pag. Right in the center of Pag (Petar Krešimir IV sq.) there is also the Gallery of Pag Lace.

The lace can be purchased in one of the gift shops in the town of Pag, and we recommend a visit to the Benedictine nuns of the Monastery of Santa Margherita, who were the main initiators of the lace craft in Pag and its style. In the monastery you can see the collection of over a hundred exhibits, collected and preserved for over 150 years.