Art of Macramé
Macramé is the art of knotting cords or yarns in geometrical patterns. It made its appearance during the 13th century by Arabic weavers. They most commonly used this handcraft for decorative fringes on horses and camels and they called it ‘micramah’. After the Moorish conquest the art travelled to Spain and later spread through Europe. It became most popular in the Victorian era (17th century England). Most Victorian homes were adorned with this art. Sailors also used macramé for securing sails, hammocks and belt fringes, they called it ‘square knotted’ or ‘McNamara’s lace’. The art was revitalized in the 70’s and the early 80’s as it became a decoration trend. In the last few years the craft has been making a comeback by bringing a modern perspective into fashion and home decor.
The cultural heritage passes through generations with great responsibility, while inextricably connecting us to the memories of the past in order to feed in to our creativity. Uniqueness and authenticity are the fundamental parts of weaving culture. Aspects of this art date back to antiquity and the Homeric Epics. The revolution and survival of this craft proves that it’s like a living organism, a chain connecting all generations. We approach it with modern and traditional ways by using the best quality materials for our handmade products. ‘A man who works with his hands is a labourer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist’.
Ceramic Art is probably the oldest form of art whose origins could hardly be defined. With a quick look back in the prehistoric years, clay -this supple raw material- not only met the basic needs of humans, but also adorned their homes. The first usable ceramic findings were discovered in Crete in 7000 B.C. Greek pottery has a long history of 8000 years and owes its name to Keramos, the protector of potters, whose workshops were located in the area of Keramikos, under the Athenian Acropolis. The art of Greek pottery is mainly expressed through traditional creations, a fact that changes with time and is enriched with elements of contemporary sculpture. During the past years, clay has been elevated from simple crafts to a state-of-the-art material. Artworks are being coveted by collectors and exhibited in museums all around the word. ‘Children of Keramos’ will strive with freedom of expression to capture through soil and water the ideas and feelings of our imagination.