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©Margarita Charalambous Raouna
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©Margarita Charalambous Raouna

Margarita Raouna Charalambous

Margarita Raouna Charalambous Embroiderer
Contact
Greek, English
Hours:
Daily 9:30 - 18:00
Phone:
+357 96398029
©Margarita Charalambous Raouna

For the love of Lefkara lace

  • • Margarita practises an embroidery found only in Lefkara
  • • She is inspired by Lefkara tradition and architecture
  • • She learned her techniques from her grandmother

Margarita Raouna has been embroidering the unique patterns and using the techniques of Lefkara lace since she was 8, learning from her grandmother. Her first piece of embroidery was a long runner with the Da Vinci design. She is a dedicated embroider, who does not spare time when embroidering fine, perfectly made lace with patterns inspired by the village tradition and enriched with her own creativity and imagination. She would like to see young people taking up the craft and keeping it alive, however the enormous amount of time required to finish a piece is a deterrent factor for local youth. Her embroidery was exhibited at the Homo Faber exhibition in Venice.

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Works

  • ©Margarita Charalambous Raouna
  • ©Margarita Charalambous Raouna
  • ©Margarita Charalambous Raouna
  • ©Margarita Charalambous Raouna
  • ©Margarita Charalambous Raouna
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Milo potamos Arvalotos

This intricate embroidered lace linen was handcrafted using a centennial Cyprian technique known as Lefkaritiko. Margarita Raouna Charalambous created the detailed piece from memory, cutting eight threads of linen and leaving eight threads between each hole. The Irish linen fabric was worked on with DMC cotton thread.

Length 22 cm

Margarita Raouna Charalambous Embroiderer
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Runner

This cut lace table runner was embroidered by hand following a centennial Cypriot embroidery technique known as Lefkaritiko. The table runner was decorated with various forms, each embroidered with a unique design some contrasting against empty space, others building on the fabric mass as if embossed.

Height 75 cm
Width 45 cm

Margarita Raouna Charalambous Embroiderer
Photo: ©Margarita Charalambous Raouna
Square centerpiece

This square Irish linen table centrepiece has been hand embroidered with DMC cotton thread. Margarita Raouna Charalambous uses centennial Cypriot embroidery technique known as Lefkaritiko to adorn the linen with intricate geometric patterns.

Height 50 cm
Width 50 cm

Margarita Raouna Charalambous Embroiderer
Photo: ©Margarita Charalambous Raouna
Potamos Kledotos

This square table centrepiece, embroidered with DMC cotton thread, features intricate rhombus and square design patterns. Margarita Raouna Charalambous uses centennial Cypriot embroidery technique known as Lefkaritiko to adorn the linen, contrasting beige and black hued threads.

Height 50 cm
Width 50 cm

Margarita Raouna Charalambous Embroiderer
Photo: ©Margarita Charalambous Raouna
Potamos Arvalotos

This fabric, hand embroidered with DMC cotton thread, features intricate rhombus designs and square patterns. Margarita Raouna Charalambous uses centennial Cypriot embroidery technique known as Lefkaritiko to adorn the linen, creating a subtle interplay between varying beige tones.

Height 130 cm
Width 50 cm

Margarita Raouna Charalambous Embroiderer

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