Mykonos The Mykonian textiles

The weaving art developed on Mykonos, Delos and Rineia. From the 17th to the 19th century, women made exceptional textiles from silk, linen and cotton. The Mykonian weavers were not satisfied with just meeting the household needs and in the first decades of the 20th century they sold textiles to the visitors that used to come to the island to visit the archaeological site of the neighboring Delos. After 1954 and for twenty consecutive years, the Mykonian textiles bloomed and their reputation had surpassed the Greek borders. In fact, about 500 looms were operating on the island at that time! Info -The Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Mykonos offers various educational programs in an effort to preserve the weaving art on the island. -If you wish to learn more about weaving, read the text about the Mykonian textiles by Dimitra Nazou on

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