For most Russians, the word "lace" is firstly associated with Vologda.
Vologda lace is the most famous and popular both in Russia and abroad. It is distinguished by symmetrical patterns, large expressive forms, strict interchange of turns, continuous line and tortuous path. But Vologda is not the only center of lacemaking in Russia.
Lipetsk region. A special kind of lacemaking exists in Yelets town. Yelets products are more known for different pattern elements density, than the theme or the plot of the whole composition.
Leningrad region. Kirishi lace is distinguished by the most ancient forms of drawings typical for the north-western territories of Russia. The most common pattern of Kirishi laces is a real bear paw structure.
Kirov region. Kirov lace is the most delicate and modern. Craftsmen do not hesitate to apply new techniques and bold patterns.
Ryazan region. Ryazan lace is characterized by a variety of coloured threads and products strength. Functionality and brightness are on trend here.