Monday, 29 October 2012

Goldwork In Spain

I (Heather) recently went on holiday to Spain, and on the last day we spent some time in Mijas (near Malaga) before going to the airport. It's a typical Spanish town, lots of gorgeous architecture and tree covered hills under a beautiful blue sky.

Mijas, Spain, October 2012 (2)

On the edge of town, facing the sea is a lovely little shrine, the Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña, a 17th century cave partially hewn out of the rocks:
Mijas, Spain, October 2012 (4)

Tucked away inside this tiny chapel were some beautiful examples of goldwork embroidery on robes. The details were brilliant, and I had to take some photos to share with you.
Mijas, Spain, October 2012 (22)

Mijas, Spain, October 2012 (23)

For some more images, press play on this slideshow:

And here's a slideshow of the shrine and the area surrounding it:

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at this lovely embroidery - have you ever discovered any crafts on holiday?

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