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Hand-Weaving on Crete seems to be a dying art?
Skills which for generations have been passed from mother to daughter are lost. In a rural society like Crete the folk art and the handicraft grew out of the need for making objects for everyday use.
Carpets, blankets, bed coverings and other weaved and embroidered articles, boots and bags of leather, knives and scissors, ceramics and earthenware and baskets made from reed and osier. Today, hardly anyone produces such articles anymore. And when they do it's mostly for the tourist industry and the quality is often as might be expected. In other words, you will have to search carefully to find quality items.
But it is definitely possible and there are still people who uphold the old traditions of Cretan handicraft.
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