|A Paraguayan lacemaker carefully creates a complicated flower pattern
in a piece of Nanduti lace. The making of Nanduti lace is a tradition begun
by Paraguay's Guarani Indians.
The lacemaker on the right is using a frame to make the lace. The worker on the left is assembling different pieces into a larger work.
||One of it distinguishing features is
the palm leaf shapes, along with the wheel shapes found in Teneriffe.
In the best quality pieces you can also find elaborate fillings as those found in the doily on the left and in the Closeup of center.
Poorest- simple and flimsy which fall apart in the wash
Average - has more Needleweaving and fillings in the wheels
<--Best- decorative fillings known as jojoba and hold it's shape when washed and blocked.
Ñandutí - maker in Itaguá, Paraguay
MARLA MALLETT TEXTILES
Nanduti Hat- at Powerhouse Museum
Nanduti for sale: Ñanduti doily – White 22” Oval
Ñanduti doily – White 15” Round
Ñanduti doily – Multicolored 15” Round