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Culture Traditional forms of Art - Professions made of stone Epirus Ioannina
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04/09/2007
2. The groups of stone masons and their organization


As we are informed by old (Chatzimixali, Faltais) and new researchers (Kosmas, Christidis), the stone masons did not compose organized professional formations, like unions, but rather collaborations for work, or sinafia of work as they called them (work relationships) or a family for work.

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04/09/2007
The works they build


Throughout the centuries the Ipirite masons have built great works. Manors and simple humble homes, churches large and small with towering steeples, monasteries, schools, mills, olive presses, water presses, inns, fountains and others. In Ipirus during the period of Turkish domination many other buildings were made, that reveal that the Byzantine technical tradition and ability was preserved. Beautiful examples of architecture are also the Mosques, such as for example those we see in the Castle of Ioannina.

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