The view that predominated was that the starting point of the art of weaving is in the prehistoric ages and is an evolution of basket-weaving and paper-weaving. For these two techniques tools are not required, they are executed by hand. In reality though there is no archeological testimony that certifies that weaving came about from basket-weaving. To the contrary the first traces of weaving and basket-weaving belong to the Mesolithic ages and they both give the picture of two techniques, both advanced. A primary reason for the development of weaving is the need of people to protect themselves and their animals from the cold. In the area of Pindos animal breeding provided plenty of raw materials for the development of weaving that in all the stages of creation was done exclusively by women. According to Kitsos Makris woven materials are divided in three large categories, depending on their use into attire, household and occupational, while according the Rodoula Stathaki they are divided into clothing and all other types.