A stitch in time: Cyprus’ Lefkaritiko lace faces grim future says Daily Mail

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Legend has it that the intricate needlework used in embroidery known as ‘Lefkaritiko lace’ was of such high quality that Leonardo Da Vinci himself bought a tablecloth when he visited this mountainous village in the late 15th century and gifted it to Milan’s cathedral.

Local merchant Demosthenes Rouvis contends that the zig-zag pattern adorning the tablecloth on which Jesus Christ and his disciples dine in Da Vinci’s masterpiece “The Last Supper” closely resembles those found on “Lefkaritiko” embroidery.

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