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There are many fishermen on Chios island, professional and amateur. Quite a few fishermen of the area, especially the professional ones, choose the port of Komi in the south. It is closer to their …

There are many fishermen on Chios island, professional and amateur. Quite a few fishermen of the area, especially the professional ones, choose the port of Komi in the south. It is closer to their …

Woven in Kerasochori, Greece, 1978-79

Woven in Kerasochori, Greece, 1978-79

Woven in Kerasochori, Evrytania, Greece, 1978-79

Woven in Kerasochori, Evrytania, Greece, 1978-79

Woven in Kerasochori, Evrytania, Greece, 1978-79

Woven in Kerasochori, Evrytania, Greece, 1978-79

Woven in Kerasochori, Evrytania, Greece, 1978-79

Woven in Kerasochori, Evrytania, Greece, 1978-79

Greek bag, woven in Kerasochori, Greece

Greek bag, woven in Kerasochori, Greece

Kerasochori is a small village in the Evrytania province of central Greece. In the 1970s the area was “forgotten” by the Greek state. There were no roads, communication between the inha…

Kerasochori is a small village in the Evrytania province of central Greece. In the 1970s the area was “forgotten” by the Greek state. There were no roads, communication between the inha…

Toultouline – Living and creating on a Greek island

Toultouline – Living and creating on a Greek island

'Tagari' bag, Vienoula Kousathana, early 1970s

'Tagari' bag, Vienoula Kousathana, early 1970s

While we were busy dyeing yarn in Arachova, in 1987 (see previous blog post about natural dyeing), Frosso Haritou’s mother was sitting with us. She needed the company. Like all women of her g…

While we were busy dyeing yarn in Arachova, in 1987 (see previous blog post about natural dyeing), Frosso Haritou’s mother was sitting with us. She needed the company. Like all women of her g…

Arachova, a small town on the southern slopes of Parnassos mountain, is known today as a skiing resort. But in 1987 when a small group of weavers from Scotland, Finland, Zimbabwe and Greece headed …

Arachova, a small town on the southern slopes of Parnassos mountain, is known today as a skiing resort. But in 1987 when a small group of weavers from Scotland, Finland, Zimbabwe and Greece headed …

Every year, in spring, a weaver from Athens comes to the village of Mesta, Chios island, where she stays for almost six months. Mesta is the best preserved mediaeval village on Chios, a destination…

Every year, in spring, a weaver from Athens comes to the village of Mesta, Chios island, where she stays for almost six months. Mesta is the best preserved mediaeval village on Chios, a destination…

In the summer of 1979 my parents were on vacation on the island of Tinos. I visited them and we all drove around exploring the island. My parents were known for always trying to see every corner of…

In the summer of 1979 my parents were on vacation on the island of Tinos. I visited them and we all drove around exploring the island. My parents were known for always trying to see every corner of…

In the 1960s and 1970s, in many parts of the world, we were discovering, some rediscovering, our roots. There was an explosion of everything related to tradition, music, crafts, interpreted in a mo…

In the 1960s and 1970s, in many parts of the world, we were discovering, some rediscovering, our roots. There was an explosion of everything related to tradition, music, crafts, interpreted in a mo…

Many moons ago, in a shop full of woven colour on the island of Mykonos, I met Vienoula Kousathana (Vienoula of Mykonos). That is where I saw a traditional working loom for the first time. I had no…

Many moons ago, in a shop full of woven colour on the island of Mykonos, I met Vienoula Kousathana (Vienoula of Mykonos). That is where I saw a traditional working loom for the first time. I had no…

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