Celebrating European Artistic Craft Days in the Chios Mastic Museum

Celebrating European Artistic Craft Days in the Chios Mastic Museum

The Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP), in the framework of this year’s European Artistic Craft Days (28/3-3/4), organizes on Sunday 3 April (at 12:00) a workshop for the manufacturing of clay flowers by teenagers and adults in the Chios Mastic Museum.

Drawing inspiration from the motifs on traditional costumes worn by women at the Mastichochoria (mastic villages) in Chios and particularly the ornamentation of their festive headbands, participants will create their own flowers using clay, which they will paint and use to create flower wreaths, also combining natural materials such as wood and leaves.

Floral decoration is inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, as it is popular in many folk cultures and is included in the customs and traditions of many peoples.

The European Artistic Craft Days (www.journeesdesmetiersdart.fr) have been established as an annual springtime institution in many European countries since 2002. For the 2022 edition, the theme is “Our Hands in Unison”.

PIOP’s activities this year are dedicated to the memory of architect Eleni Pagratiou-Alexaki, who first organized the European Artistic Craft Days in Greece in 2016.

Participation and materials are free of charge.
Registration is required.

For more information and reservations, you can contact the Museum at the telephone number 22710 72212 (daily except Tuesday, 10:00-18:00).

*Due to special circumstances, setting public health as a priority, the activity will take place in compliance with the prescribed measures.

The Chios Mastic Museum
Pyrgi, Rachi site (Tepeki) 821 02 Chios
Τ.: 22710 72212 | www.piop.gr