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Welcome to the world of Greek Crafts.

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Welcome to the world of Greek Crafts.

Greek Crafts are reborn & evolving 

Our heritage traits are transmuting into a national opportunity for development that
opens new jobs and introduces greek aesthetics to the world.

PostScriptum drives its effort & strategy into this direction in collaboration with the
committee of Greek Crafts, a joint body created by the Ministry of Culture & Sports & the Ministry of Development & Investments. 

Welcome to the world of Greek Crafts.

Ceramics, embroidery, furniture making, goldsmithing, knitting, leatherworking, metalworking, printmaking, silversmithing, textiles, weaving, woodworking & more are
integral part of our intangible cultural heritage. 

In a country with more than 5000 active craftsmen the discussion about Greek Crafts comes at the forefront focusing on its economic dynamics.

The rich but neglected crafts tradition of Greece can become an important engine for development through job creation, ethical & sustainable employment of raw materials to commercial exports by driving quality cultural & economic revitalization of local communities. In other words, Greek crafts not only have an important role in the past but also pave the way towards the future. 

This is the direction of the inter-ministerial initiative for Greek Crafts is coordinated by
the Ministry of Culture & Sports in collaboration with the Ministry of Development & Investments and is implemented within the framework of the National Recovery and  Resilience Plan, Greece2.0

The project aspires to empower local communities through a sustainable and mild development model and to foster the emergence of a new generation of craftsmen through vocational training & certification, entrepreneurial input and international networking.

In more detail, the project for Greek Crafts forsees the assemblage of all fragmentary points of the domain through the mapping of the distinct forms of crafts evident to each & every place, the combination of crafts with other cultural & educational bodies and the design of an integrated educational process in the domain of crafts, the promotion of its human capital, active in the sector, and the utilization & re-use of raw materials.

The domain of crafts is dynamic with an array of diverse nuances and has the potential, through the utilization of new tools, to be linked with the market, the art, fashion & design by reflecting vividly on the “mirror of economy”, as noted by Nicolas Yatromanlakis, Deputy Minister for Contemporary Culture, Ministry of Culture and Dr Aikaterini Polymerou Kamilaki, Emer. Researcher, Former Director of the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of the Academy of Athens,