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Greek embroideries: the early collectors and their ongoing legacy
(Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2015)
The early collectors of Greek embroidery left a substantial legacy of unique textile work for the benefit of all. Today, we can still see examples of these rare embroideries in major museums such as the Victoria and Albert ...
Textiles: symbols and meaning in the embroidery of Epirus
(Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (MGSAANZ), 2013-07)
In the past all textiles produced were imbued with symbols and meanings easily identified by all members of the community. These same symbols and designs are often echoed in other arts and crafts such as architecture, ...
Industrialisation, the Sewing Machine, and the Paper Pattern: Mixed Messages for the Heritage of Kendimata
(Modern Greek Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, 2017)
Modern Greece embraced the new Western European approach to dress and culture through the industrialisation of textiles. The new technology of the sewing machine and paper pattern were adopted with great enthusiasm to show ...