unique handmade cross stitch embroidery on canvas with cotton thread
This handmade hoop art piece depicts three birds sitting on a flower. The specific pattern is common in greek and balkan folk art. Birds are one of the most typical motifs and, generally, they symbolize fertility and a happy life.
It is set on a wooden hoop, ready to de displayed on your wall or on top of a coffeetable. The monochromatic burgundy thread gives a modern twist to this traditional craft piece, making it suitable for any decoration.
app. 15 cm hoop diameter
Birds and Flower Embroidery
Embroidery is now fading, but has been one of the richest aspects of Greek tradition in the past centuries. According to the Greek embroidery researcher and expert, Tatiana Ioannou-Giannara, most Greek embroideries are in the hands of foreign collectors and museums.
A beautifully decorative and important part of folk tradition, Greek embroideries are both fascinating to see and intriguing to study. Differences in style and technique can be applied from region to region. In Thrace, for instance, most embroideries are of wool, while embroideries from the Cyclades are usually decorated with geometric motifs and include a fuller range of colors. Embroideries from Epirus were usually painted first and then embroidered, while in the Ionian Islands the technique differs: The outline of the motif was f