Lace Table Runners


Biralu or Lace is an ornamental openwork fabric formed by looping, interlacing, braiding, and twisting threads. Lace work was introduced in Sri Lanka by the Portuguese in the 16th century and later developed by the Dutch in the mid- 17th century and has survived in the southern area of Galle of the island where it still remains alive but as an underdeveloped cottage industry with women making lace at home. The name Biralu used for Lace in Singhalese comes from the Portuguese word bilru used to describe the bobbins. We feature tablecloths, table-runners, and cushions.