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made of stone
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06/09/2007
Theoretical-historical approach

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However what is certain is that the art of weaving was connected from its beginnings with nomadic peoples that moved to the mountainside of Pindos from the historic or even the prehistoric ages. Gradually some nomads decided to set firmer roots in certain areas. Consequently the conditions of their lives adapted to the rules mandated by permanent residence and settlement. Despite the development and change of the conditions from time to time in the case of weaving the basic manner of production remains unchanged in the passing of the centuries. The tools (distaff, spindle, loom), the technique (spinning, dyeing, weaving) but also the style (formation, abstraction, symmetry) have basically remained the same.
The types of looms, upright and horizontal or seated are known to us from the time of Homer and continue their activity with a very slow evolution. The materials used are wool, flax, cotton, rush even silk, depending on the time and the socio-economic needs called upon for each woven article to cover.