It is a typical female tradition of Offida "the art of pillow lace", which today is still passed on by generation to generation. In the historical centre there is the monument devoted to the lace makers, by the sculptor Aldo Sergiacomi.
The tourist, which walks along the alleys and streets of Offida, will surely come across, especially in the summer evenings many women of Offida of all ages, seated near their front doors, working the pillow lace.
A real art, a typically female tradition goes back to the 15th century. At the beginning only the popular class was involved in this work, but gradually the pillow lace's art infected also the religious communities and noble families. The Benedictine nuns, who arrived in Offida in 1655, (see information on St. Marco Monastery) gave a great boost to the diffusion of the pillow lace.
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