Kruzheva » ("Elets lace") Co. is one of the leading
lace-making enterprises in Russia since the mid 19th century.
Yelets laces - light and thin, with lattice-like open-work
ornament of square cells - were always distinguished by high
skills and master craftsmanship.The principal characteristics
of contemporary Yelets laces are their refined and delicate
beauty, light and diverse ornament which includes floral elements.
Production assortment consists of over two hundred and fifty
articles. It includes both samples of production series and
unique exquisite articles, real pieces of art, pearls of any
collection. True art lovers will enjoy articles carrying on
the best Yelets lace-making traditions - they are lace hats
and collars, pelerines and scarfs, shorts and vests, ladies'
jackets and swingers, tablecloths, table-napkins and runners,
These articles which decorate both contemporary costume and
interior of living apartments, office, restaurant and hall
add much beauty to a person and much picturesqueness to a
surrounding place.Yelets laces were exhibited abroad for the
first time in 1937 - it was in Vienna - and there were hiqhly
esteemed. Since that time the articles of Yelets lace-makers
were demonstrated many times at World Exhibitions - in Paris
(1937), in Bruxelles (1958), Montreal (1967) and Osaka (1970).
Everywhere they won great fame and success. Yelets lace articles
were rewarded with medals, diplomas and other high awards.
The most valuable pieces of Yelet lace-making art were acquired
for collections of Russia and world principal museums.