When I came across this etsy store, I knew, that I had to save and share it. It is something that pretty much everybody in Russia knows about, but probably not outside of Russia.
This is what the owners say about the lace art: "Vologda lace is a kind of Russian lace tatted with bobbins. Continuous smooth line, which never crosses and forms a pattern of Vologda lace, is a woven braid ('vilushka') over a thin openwork grid. Vologda bobbin lace tatting dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries, but the craft itself was developed in the 1st quarter of the 19th century and became the most famous one."
Expensive? Yes, it is... as any art that is labour intensive... it takes so long to do something like this, that not many people are interested in investing their time into it. If you would like to have something really unique and you also have money for it... that just might be something for you. Museum quality work!