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With needle & thread: on the canvas of history

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With needle & thread: on the canvas of history

Two hundred years after the Greek Revolution and the creation of the Greek state, women from all over Greece and the Greek Diaspora rediscovered the rich tradition of embroidery, from Circe and Penelope to the present day. 

Throughout the ages, embroidery works of art have adorned many of the world's great museums, while in recent years this type of craft has been gaining ground, constantly acquiring "fans".  Among them the 177 Greek women, who, inspired by the historical course of Hellenism, have chosen and weaved with their own criteria persons and events that stood out in the long history of the Greek nation. 

From the myth of Philomela and Prokni, the Karyatids, Theodora and Justinian, "The Hypermacho'' and Digenes, the Charter of Greece by King Velestinlis, the Hymn "To Freedom", Kolokotronis, Cavafy, Kiki Dimoulas, the "Rapture of Europe" and the first female President of the Republic. 

They embroider the image of a Greece that has its roots in myth, stretches to the ends of the earth and pulsates creatively to this day. 

325 handicrafts illustrating personalities and events of Greek History by the Collective Embroidery Society are exhibited alongside the Charta (map) of Greece by Rigas Velestinlis embroidered by Volos  Lyceum Club of Greek Women along with another large-scale embroidery by the Cretan Maria Galanaki that narrates the myth of the Abduction of Europe and children's attire embroidered by Sophia Mela.

The physical exhibits are accompanied by an interactive installation with threads by fashion artist Melissanthi Spei and audiovisual productions that introduce us to the idea of the exhibition, its inspiration and its important role in contemporary folk culture.

An unique exhibition celebrating collectivity and female cooperation as a symbolic participation in the celebration of 200 years of national independence and creation. 

An exhibition produced and digitally curated by PostScriptum.

Don’t miss it!


Visit the exhibition from 30th of June to 18th September at the residence of Angeliki Hadjimichalis in Plaka, Athens.



Concept- – Initiative – General Curation Dr Ekaterini Polymerou Kamilaki

Scientific Comittee: Dr Katerina Koskina – Stavroula Pisimisi – Evangelia Kantartzi 

Coordination & Production: PostScriptum

Presentation’s CurationMelissanthi Spei
Architecture Consultant: Galatia Patsouri 
Visual Design: Akrivi Berdebe 
Constructions/Prints: Clevermedia
Digital Media: Phoebe Konstantinidi 
Artwork Digitization: Dimitris Athanasiadis
VideographerΙnes Perot 
Soundscapes: Agapi Zita