Tsakonian tradition




The traditional Tsaconian weaving art began in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century - a rug made in 1890 at the Eloni Monastery verifies this - clearly for practical reasons and for earning a living.

At the beginning they weaved bags to transport grain from the fields, special bags (tagari) to carry their food to work and rugs to cover their houses in the winter or to pass on to their children as dowry.

These were created and are still created in a unique vertical loom that weaves in one piece, making them more durable.   

In the beginning the designs were simple, then they became geometrical and then they were inspired by nature where all coloring materials came from.