Hermes Airports

The handmade Christmas Ornaments are a fine example of Lefkaritiko embroidery, a type of needlework whose fame is intertwined with the long historical and cultural heritage of the island of Cyprus, named after Lefkara, the village from which it originated, and dating back to the 14th century. For centuries, this fine craft has been handed down from one generation of skilled embroiders to the next. In 2009, it was inscribed on UNESCO'S Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. 

The Christmas ornaments were specially made to decorate "Hermes Airports Christmas trees" by young people who participate in the educational programs that the Cyprus Handicraft Service is organizing at Lefkara to exceed the time limits and pass the know-how into the younger generation of artisans. 

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