Last Friday, 28th of February, I gave a talk at the Elementary School B’ of Kaimakli, (B’ Dimotiko Kaimakliou) which is located near my workshop.
The talk focused on the history of local weaving, starting 200 hundred years ago. It was based on information accompanying the exhibition held in Myloi Municipal Centre in 2009 titled “Embroideries, Woven Fabrics and Traditional Costumes from Kaimakli”.
Behind me you can see a projection of a postcard from 1925 showing the entrance of the family house which today is my weaving workshop.
The information focused on the role and development of textiles through time as it was experienced by members of my family to this day. The textiles were closely related to the dramatic changes in the history and social development of the area. The local traditional textiles always remain an important element in the evolution of contemporary textiles.
The pupils listened to the talk attentively and posed many interesting questions!