Part 7: Weaving & Tradition

Published: April 23, 2024
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The connection between weaving and tradition is evident in Geraki. Weavings are often created for special occasions like weddings or funerals. Kilims also play a significant role in the Celebration of the Migrant which takes place in August in the village. During these events, immigrants returning to their ancestral land from places like the United States and Canada are welcomed by the villagers. This village’s warm embrace is expressed by hanging woven kilims from balconies, symbolizing a heartfelt welcome to the homeland.

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

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