Pyrgos House – Kythira Greece

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Tradition comes alive at the loom

In many places on Kythira you still can witness the traditions that are passed down from generation to generation. Like distilling tsipouri, baking Kythirian olive oil rusks (the paksimadia), harvesting the delicious thyme honey, Greek dancing… We certainly need to add to this list the traditional weaving of thin strips of fabric. Kyriaki Kalligerou still uses her great-grandmother’s loom, which is exhibited in her shop Borse in Chora. Every Saturday, from 7 pm to 9 pm, Kyriaki gives free weaving lessons. You definitely have to go there and see the beautiful new things you can make, like bags and purses, from old fabrics.

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