Artisan Eli Raouna Born Cyprus Work made cut-lace Materials used linen and linen thread Methods used Traditional cut-lace inc Leonardo Da Vinci design Statement : Eli Raouna has lived in Lefkara for 52 years, she is 68 years old and has been making lace for 55 years. Her lace is traditional cut-lace and she learnt her craft from her mother, Debbie Pier. She began learning her craft aged eight, slowly and carefully at first. This process requires long periods of learning. Eli has enormous patience, meticulous attention to detail, a delicate sensitivity and precision. Her biggest customers are tourists who buy the venetian work. Her particular favourite is the Leonardo da Vinci design. Some elements within her designs are taken from nature.