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Culture Traditional forms of Art - Professions made of stone Epirus Pyrsogianni

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made of stone
textliles
Silver work
Wood sculpture
Hagiography - Painting
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Epirus
Zagori
Ioannina
Konitsa
Krapsi
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Pyrsogianni
Tzoumerka
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04/09/2007
The works they build

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It appears that the skill in building was innate, at least in the children of Pyrsogianni who were 9-10 years old: “without anyone ever teaching them anything, they built shacks and iconostases”. The masons also worked at an old age, even when they were 80. The speed of construction was an indicator of skill, when combined with the proper construction. A pair of masons could build 10 square pixis (approximately 5.6 sq.m.) a day, namely in about 10 hours of work. A small house of 300 square pixis was finished in 25-30 days, along with the installation of the casings and the flooring of the first floor.Usually a good worker was considered by the masons themselves to be the good pelekanos: “He was a great mason, you should see the chiselling he did…”.