Part 15: Intangible Cultural Heritage

Published: July 7, 2024
Intangible Cultural Heritage

Geraki’s traditional weaving has secured a place on the Intangible Cultural Heritage list in Greece. Chrysoula Stamatopoulou, a weaving teacher, emphasized the importance of this recognition to preserve and sustain the weaving tradition in Geraki. To ensure the tradition’s vitality, discussions with Mr. Veroutis, Deputy Regional Governor of Laconia took place, seeking assistance in maintaining this significant piece of the village’s history and cultural heritage. Thereafter, efforts were initiated to establish a weaving school, along with a workshop and seminar series in the village, aimed at safeguarding this crucial aspect of cultural heritage which has a historical presence in the village spanning millennia.

With thanks to the Cultural Society of Geraki, the Ephoreia of Antiquities of Lakonia, the Municipality of Evrotas, and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.