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Laced with elegance

A variety of hand work creations is on display at an exhibition for a cause

THE EXQUISITELY embroidered table linen, the elegantly smocked children's outfits and lace doilies on display at the Little Flower Convent School for deaf and dumb, Cathedral Garden Road, recreate the look of 19th Century Europe. The exhibition showcasing embroidery, lacework and cutwork done at the convents of Malagamoodu and Palagadi is on till October 12.

Earlier taught by nuns in convent schools, embroidery continues to be part of the curriculum in many schools and a means of employment for some destitute and physically challenged women. Floral motifs and birds in satin stitch, long and short stitch, petit point, shadow cut work and French knot lend an old world charm to the lifestyle collection on display. Also available are hand towels, table linen, bed spreads, handkerchiefs, napkins and bibs.

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