Days of European Heritage in Idrija
At the exhibition bobbin laces made by woman members of the Association of Lacemakers Črni vrh – Godovič were showed. The oldest written source revealing lacemaking in Idrija dates back to 1696, while the lacemaking school was established in 1876 and has continued to operate to this day. The municipality of Idrija protected the name “Idrija lace” at the Office of the republic Slovenia for intellectual property with a geographic designation, which is at the same time a guarantee of agreed standards and a collective right of all lacemakers in the Idrija region, who make lace articles in accordance with them.
The opening was accompanied by the appearance of the Women Singing choral Ivan Rijavec from Črni Vrh and by the story and poems referring to lacemaking and laces, told by the members of the Association.
The performance was part of the European Heritage Days, a joint action of the Council of Europe and European Commission, which take place every year in September in the 50 signatory states of European Cultural Convention. National events are organized around a special theme. This year’s theme of the Days of European heritage in Slovenia was dedicated to heritage community and voluntarism.