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inspired by folk textiles...

On a recent journey through Europe we learnt that the Greeks have many highly developed ritual crafts – including ceramics, wine making and folk art. We also discovered that many Greeks have historically practiced some form of embroidery or weaving as part of their upbringing to honor religious festivals and celebrations…

Folk art is a beautifully naive and unique form of art that is designed with the aim to be purely functional rather than aesthetic, leading to some distinct and varying creations...

Meals took these pics at the Milos Folk museum in the main town of Plaka. It was a small museum and always seemed to be closed for siesta...

an age old timber weaving machine producing everyday patterned cloths to be used around the home or for gifts

left: traditional water bottle with woven rattan & leather casing right: traditional Greek handwoven stripe backpack/bag

gorgeous loomed tablecloth with fringing in classic blue & white along with delicate examples of early lacework made with old wooden needles