Celebrating European Artistic Craft Days in the Rooftile and Brickworks Museum

Celebrating European Artistic Craft Days in the Rooftile and Brickworks 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 Monday 4 April (at 10:30-12:00) a creative workshop for adults, titled “Samia”, in the Rooftile and Brickworks Museum in cooperation with the Roma Branch of Aliveri of the Volos municipality’s public benefit enterprise.

Guided by Roma educator Eirini Fragkouli, participants will have the chance to create the scarf known as “samia” and worn by the Roma, as well as to learn about the customs and traditions of the tribe. This scarf was traditionally worn by Roma women of any age to show respect and modesty but was also used to protect babies from the cold or to prop up their head. The style of tying the “samia” also denoted the woman’s place in the Roma society, while formal “samia”, called “boyama”, was worn in weddings, festivities and engagement ceremonies.

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 24210 29844 (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 Roma Branch of Aliveri is a programme in the framework of NSRF 2014-2020 and is co-funded by Greece and the European Union.

Rooftile and Brickworks Museum
Ν. & S. Tsalapatas
South Gate, 383 34 Volos
Τ: 24210 29844 | www.piop.gr