SILVER-GOLDSMITH CRAFT IN IOANNINA
The silver-goldsmith craft moved within this historical framework in Ioannina and the greater area. With the term greater area we mean those centers within which the specific craft developed and especially in Metsovo, Kallarytes and Syrrako.
The area of Ioannina presents a century old tradition in the processing of metals and in the silver-goldsmith craft. The turbulent history of the area, the successive conquerors, the constant uprisings and revolutions of the locals against the Ottoman conquerors destroyed valuable information regarding a large scope of expressions of life and art.
Also, as the technicians do not sign their works, the information derived for the course of silverwork in Ioannina comes mainly from written sources or from the study of ecclesiastical works, which bear an inscription and signature (usually) of the technician, making the determination of their origin possible.