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Cretan Tree of Life - Digital Printed Square Silk Scarf

Cretan Tree of Life - Digital Printed Square Silk Scarf

€85.00 EUR


Tra•di•tion ("paradosi" in greek), n. The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation; a set of such customs and usages viewed as a coherent body of precedents influencing the present: followed family tradition in dress and manners.

Greece has a rich legacy of embroidery, with differences in style and technique that can be applied from region to region.
In our "paradosi" collection we gonna explore this tradition starting from Crete.

The island was under Venetian rule until 1669, when it fell to the Ottoman Empire. The influence of both East and West are very strongly combined in creating a freer type of design very different from the work in other parts of Greece. Best known are the embroideries on the borders of chemises, but this type of design can also be found on other utilitarian household textiles.
The motifs are easily recognizable and include double headed eagles, vases of carnations with birds on either side forming a tree of life while the use of blue, red and green are the most common colours in these embroideries.

The illustration here is a resemblance of a cretan design found on a greek embroidery dress, with a yet contemporary twist.

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  • 100% silk
  • Hand roll finished edges.
  • Hand wash cold, line dry.
  • Designed by M.D.
  • Made in Greece.

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