Whereas once they had Pope John Paul as one of their customers, the famous lace makers of Koniakow are now making G-strings!
The ladies of Koniakow have been spinning and weaving lace for centuries – tablecloths, and the like. They also have produced gowns for Church ceremonies, including ceremonial clothing for John Paul II.
But recently the lacemakers of the small southern village in the mountans have rebranded their world famous lace and spend more time these days making racy underwear for ladies than table cloths.
APF reports that that the move to sexy underwear has not met approval with everyone in the village.
"The priest told me that a woman came to confession and asked him if it was a sin to make G-strings," said Anna Barska, a 47-year-old lace maker.
The Koniakow web site acknowledges the tension in the village, but seems to have retained a sense of humour about it:
‘Amazingly laces itself became a subject to anger, raised emotions, disapproval and divided small Koniakow society in half.
Lingerie handmade of Koniakow lace: sexy, making women proud and men excited is seen by some elders in Koniakow as sin and disgrace of an ancient respectful profession.
Well, if after Judgment Day I’ll be sentenced to spent eternity in Hell, I would feel much better to see a Devil (female one) wearing G-Strings.’
Ooo, you naughty devil!