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    Our inspiration is the ancient Greek nomadic tribe of sarakatsani. Aesthetics aside, the main reason for choosing the art of the sarakatsani is t… Read More
    Our inspiration is the ancient Greek nomadic tribe of sarakatsani. Aesthetics aside, the main reason for choosing the art of the sarakatsani is the “magical” power that they attribute to their patterns, a power which turns these patterns into talismans. Our goal is to revive motifs of Greek folklore with a modern outlook and to integrate them into modern everyday life. The main inspiration behind our project is the greek ancient nomadic tribe of “sarakatsani”. We pick details from their costumes and create simple monochrome compositions. Aesthetics aside, the main reason for choosing the art of the “sarakatsani” is the “magical” power that they attribute to their patterns, a power which turns these patterns into talismans for “good and beauty.”The sarakatsani embroider their symbols in such a manner so as to render them magical and protective - thus making them the dominant elements of their nomadic life. The sarakatsani patterns are simple archetypal designs, reminiscent of the geometric decoration of the Neolithic Era. Read Less
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cross the wall / sarakatsani

Pictures everywhere: in our grandmothers’ wovens, in the embroideries of our family
houses, in our travels all over Greece, in the museums ...The main inspiration of our project
«cross the wall / sarakatsani» is the nomadic tribe of Sarakatsani. We isolate details and
patterns from their costumes and create simple monochrome compositions. An additional
reason for choosing the art of Sarakatsani besides aesthetics is the “magic” power that
accompanies their patterns reducing them in amulets for “good and beauty.” The Sarakatsani
embroider their symbols as to be magical and protective, dominant elements of nomadic
life. Simple archetype designs reminiscent of geometric decoration from the Neolithic Era...
We participate in the exhibition, with a scarf and an amulet. The scarf is printed with the
silkscreen method in limited edition on fabric of linen and cotton. We consider the scarf to
be the perfect canvas to show the design of the Sarakatsani costume. The amulet highlights
the magical and protective properties of the patterns. Isolating the shape of the apron from
the costume we use it as a symbol. It is made of printed linden wood.

The project "cross the wall / sarakatsani" is a collaboration with Stella Sotiropoulou

scarf
The greek nomadic tribe of sarakatsani used to embroider magic and protective symbols on their costumes. We pick details  from a sarakatsani dress and form a monochrome composition on linen&cotton fabric. The canvas is printed with the silkscreen method in limited edition.
Silkscreen print on natural fabric Size: 75 cm width x 215 cm height

small square scarf & talisman for the neck - wear it your way

scarf
The greek nomadic tribe of sarakatsani used to embroider magic and protective symbols on their costumes. We pick details  from a sarakatsani dress and form a monochrome composition on linen&cotton fabric. The canvas is printed with the silkscreen method in limited edition.

Silkscreen print on natural fabric (in three different colours) Size: 56 cm width x 56 cm height

talisman for the neck, for the ears and for heart
The greek nomadic tribe of sarakatsani used to embroider magic and protective symbols on their costumes. We choose the form of the sarakatsani apron, print it on linden wood and create a talisman. Wear it your way.

Print on linden wood, with bronze components


talisman for the ears

talisman for the heart
pattern and shapes with details from the sarakatsani shapes
designed for the exhibition at "alma gallery"

wooden serving surface with details from the sarakatsani shapes
designed for the exhibition at "alma gallery"

Exhibition
Emeis EDO (We here) 27-6-2014
Residents of EDO
Printing silk-screen printing on various surfaces, creating objects with patterns and details from the costume of the sarakatsani nomadic tribe.

Exhibition WORLD WIDE STOREFRONT / Microgeographies
26-9-2014

Microgeographies is one of the 10 selected projects that will be part of WorldWide Storefront (“WWSF”), a new initiative to provide a simultaneous, multi-locus of alternative spaces around the globe and a digital platform for the expression and exchange of latent desires within contemporary art and architecture practices
Trace memory
During summer vacations and while walking in the narrow streets of Amorgos island we observed many dierent signs-motifes drawn on the street. We discovered that the young villagers draw and dedicate them to the owner of each house of the village
A detail of Sarakatsani costume pattern, the apron, is imprinted on the street outside the door of a vacant office and devoted to the owner. For good and for beauty..
Exhibition S.O.M.A (Spartan Open Museum of Attica), Keratea, Attica
art athina - International Meeting of Contemporary Art
6/06/2015

installation