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Weaving is one of the oldest techniques. The primitive tribes knitted branches or reeds to make baskets, bridges or roofs. Later they started spinning plant fibers and weave them into textiles. Around 1500 BC in Crete they processed and wove also wool.

According to a Greek myth, a mortal young woman by the name of Arachne (spider in Greek), who was known for her art in weaving, challenged everyone, boasting that she could weave better than the goddess Athena. The goddess transformed herself into an old woman and invited her to a contest. The goddess Athena could not find any flaw in Arachne’s work and very angry but mainly blinded by her envy, turned the young woman int an insect, a spider (Arachne in Greek) and cursed her to remain always hanging while working on her web.

Marina learned to weave when she saw that life was taking her to Rovies. She followed courses in Athens and in 1984 she acquired her first loom. A horizontal, wooden traditional loom with two shafts constructed by Mr. Xagoraris.

She has woven thin material and kilims.

She is now weaving rug rags offering a second life to old garments and material, plus to the used sheets and towels of "eleonas hotel".

a little paradise

The estate of Eleonas is so interesting that you can just stay there and never get bored. So much to see, so much to discover, but always in a very slow rhythm. Just the right place to relax and get stimulated with new impressions. Very good food, nice room, a little paradise. Claudiaburghardt    Aug 2018