The Church of Christ the Saviour, Thessaloniki
Bilingual edition, Greek/English
Distributed by University of Exeter Press.
The small Byzantine church of the Soter (Christ the Saviour) stands on modern Egnatia Street in Thessaloniki, to the west of the arch of Galerius. Its name is preserved from the Ottoman period in the oral tradition alone. Tradition also provides the information that the people of Thessaloniki, particularly families who had lost children, used to baptise their infants in the small church and give the child the name of the Soter invoking his protection for their children.
This short monograph on the little church of Christ the Saviour in Thessaloniki, is a brief account of the findings of the archaeological excavation that was carried out as part of the work of restoration of the damage caused during the 1978 earthquake.
Special emphasis is placed on the iconographic and stylistic analysis of the wall paintings of the monument. The objective is to give prominence to the theological and artistic value of this significant, though little known, Byzantine monument in the second most important city of the Byzantine empire.
Hidden Secrets of Metsovo Textiles
A Few Words obout Metsovo
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
Textiles for The Doorway
Textiles for The Wall
Textiles for The Fireplace
Textiles for The Basia
Flokatis - Velentzas
Everyday and Festive Costume
Overcoats and Capes
Decorative Designs of the Woven Textiles
EFTYCHIA KOURKOUTIDOU-NIKOLAΪDOU is the Honorary Director of the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki