The cultural body Branding Heritage (ΒH) as part of its actions for the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage implements the project The Weavers of Greece, a project that highlights the textile heritage of the place through the recording of weaving artisans, techniques, tools but also the connection of weavers with Greek and foreign designers.
Some time ago, 2 looms were donated to the organization with the aim of saving, preserving, recording and highlighting.
We sincerely thank the donors Anastasios Georgiadis and the journalist Hara Yiannopoulou for the donation of the upright loom (which is made in Asia Minor) and Denise Constantakopoulou for the donation of the horizontal loom that she sent us in pieces from Evia.
The looms were assembled with the valuable help of Eleni Koukoulaki, curator of the organization’s collection of textiles, who came from Crete especially for this purpose.
SEE MORE ABOUT THE Weavers of Greece PROJECT HERE
MORE ON THE WEAVERS COLLECTION HERE
LOOM No 1
Snapshots of the transfer of the loom from the donor’s house in Drapetsona to a special storage area for the organization’s maintenance needs.
LOOM No 2
“The loom is at least a century old! It was made by Mr. Kostas Tertipis from the village of Strafous in North Evia around 1920. It is made of a plane tree that he cut himself. It was the wedding gift to his wife! It came into my hands in 1979 in not so good condition because it was already close to 80 years old and had been untied and stored in a chicken coop for years! However, it was strong but missing the threads that Mrs. Eleni from the village of Papades wove for me, while we did the cutting of the cloth in 1979 with the girls of the village. Thank you very much for giving life to this loom, I will be happy to see it in person.”