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With Warp and Weft (English language edition)
The Textiles and Costumes of Metsovo

By Catherine Van Steen and Eleni Lykiardopoulos

With Warp and Weft (English language edition)
Hardback, 160 pages £48.00
Published: 2006
ISBN: 9789607037787
Format: 275mm x 240mm
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Subjects: Art & Art History, Cultural and Social Studies, Sociology

Distributed by University of Exeter Press.

The village of Metsovo, called Amintziou in the Vlach language, is one of the most famous traditional settlements in Greece.  Nestled in the heart of the Pindos mountain range, Metsovo owes its fame to the beauty of the landscape and the uniqueness of its hand-woven textiles.

This book deals with the secrets of the weaving of Metsovo, which are presented in a simple, yet elegant manner. The subject is not only treated from a strictly technical and aesthetic point of view, but consideration is also given to the various interpretations of it, its symbols, and role of weaving as a factor in the everyday life of Metsovo.

Representative examples of domestic textiles and traditional costumes from the Collection of the Laographic Museum of the Baron M. Tositsa Foundation are described in succinct, authoritative texts, accompanied by impressive, lavish illustrations, which introduce us to the beauty of the art and tradition of the weaving of Metsovo.

A final section includes detailed drawings and descriptions of the decorative motifs and designs used in the woven textiles.

Hidden Secrets of Metsovo Textiles

A Few Words obout Metsovo

Household Textiles 

Uses of the Textiles

Creating the Textiles

Making the Metsovite Textiles

Material and Weave Structure

Textile Fulling in Metsovo 

The Watermill and Fulling Process

Types of Household Textiles
Floor Covers
Textiles for The Doorway  
Textiles for The Wall    
Textiles for The Fireplace  
Textiles for The Basia       
Cushion Covers                
Flokatis - Velentzas           

Textile Motifs

Women’s Costume
Everyday and Festive Costume
Bridal Costume

Men’s Costume
Dimita
Bourazana
Overcoats and Capes     

Decorative Designs of the Woven Textiles

Glossary

Prologue: IOANNA  PAPANDONIOU
Introduction: ELENA AVEROFF
Texts: CATHERINE VAN STEEN, ELENI LYKIARDOPOULOS



Publication Details:


Binding:
 Hardback , 160 pages
ISBN:
 9789607037787
Format:
 275mm x 240mm
156 illus. most in colour

BIC Code:
 1DVG, AC, AFW, HBJD, HBTB
BISAC Code:
  ART015000, DES013000, HIS010000, HIS054000
Imprint:
 Kapon Editions


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