Pag lace is a unique handicraft made by valuable and skilled hands of woman from Pag. It is believed that the Pag lace takes its origin from the city of Mycenae. In the town of Pag making lace began in the late 15th century for the church liturgical vestments. Making lace was initiated by the Benedictine convent that had a school of lace. Lace collection that Benedictine nuns kept and collected more than 150 years, the Ministry of Culture declared the Croatian cultural heritage. History remembers the time when women from Pag went to the court of Maria Theresa to make lace for her.
Eventually, lace has become an independent decorative item, decoration for furniture, framed on the walls, carved or sewn into clothing, decoration sheets, pillows, curtains, tablecloths and as decoration on church vestments.
Uniqueness of Pag lace is that there are no templates or blueprints for making lace, the way of making and sampling has been carried forward from generation to generation by word of mouth and practical work.
Word of its beauty and perfection was wide-spread, its production and expansion in world trade boosts after the founding of Lace School in Pag. The school was founded in 1906 and has continuously worked until 1945.
In order to prevent the extinction of Pag lace making, in 1994 at the high school "Bartul Kašić" was organized training for the profession of Pag lace maker.
With school, an important role in the preservation of Pag lace has The Pag Lace Association "Frane Budak."
Nowadays, the Pag lace makers can be seen on the streets making the most beautiful needlework created by woman's hands.
In the city center on the Square Petar Krešimir IV is placed Pag lace Gallery.