If you're in Recife, you have until Thursday to view some of the most beautiful handmade lace in Brazil. Go to Casa da Cultura, where Fátima Rendas is hosting its annual show.
If you can't make it to the show, you will still find the company's creations year round at Shopping Recife and at a few stores in Brazil airports. Knowing I'll have time to browse the two shops at Guarulhos is always an extra incentive for me to get to the airport early.
Company owner Fátima Mergulhão learned her lacemaking skills from her mother, Marieta Monteiro Xavier (photo). Ms. Xavier has a Master Artisan award from the Pernambuco government.
Photo courtesy of Fátima Rendas.