Naxos Textiles


The art that was particularly developed in the island of Naxos was weavering and many houses still have looms (keravataries). Local women made handmade textiles based on traditional techniques, such as the “decoration” of the house (curtains, bedclothes etc.) or for more practical use (tablecloths, pillowcases etc.). “Krevataria” consists of 153 pieces. Even if only one of these is missing, weavering is impossible!

There are women’s associations and textile exhibition centres, mainly in the villages Komiaki, Moni and Apeiranthos.

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