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The Lacemakers of Peniche (part 2)

One of the great things about the lacemaking festival of Peniche this summer was that there were so many opportunities to chat to the women about a skill which traditionally takes place behind closed doors. Many of the older lacemakers … Continue reading

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The Lacemakers of Peniche (part 1)

A few weeks ago I went to Peniche, a small fishing town an hour’s drive north of Lisbon, ¬†where I spent the day watching dozens of women (and a couple of men) in a local park making intricate lace under … Continue reading

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