Mythology and tradition in Greek silk scarves

April 27, 2018

Mythology and tradition in Greek silk scarves

Whilst in Greece last January I came across a family business who has been weaving traditional handicrafts for the home for the last 40 years. They are based in Soufli a small town in eastern Thrace near the Turkish border that is renowned for its quality and artistry in sericulture and silk weaving. By the 20th century Soufli had become an important trade centre and the silk weaves from Soufli were exported around the world.

What I love about this family business is that Dimitra their daughter who studied graphic design has pushed part of the business into a new era. She has created the most amazing range of scarves that really bowled me over. Inspired by Greek traditional weaving patterns and mythology. She has modernised these patterns digitally into fresh and whimsical colours and patterns. She has taken small excerpts of frescos and mosaics to create striking patterns.

I couldn’t resist…..it all had all the ingredients I love. Tradition, simplicity, quality and imagination. I placed and order and it has arrived all the way from Greece!

The scarves are all 100% Greek silk. The silk used is woven by the cocoons they raise. They process that thread into a superb quality product.

The stock is in full display in my shop. All the scarves come with their own box. Please come and have a look.

JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHERS DAY.

Sericulture

noun

  1. the production of silk and the rearing of silkworms for this purpose.





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