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ΓΕ_115 – wall rug

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Rug-like blanket (khrami) in white, a sign of the owner’s upper class standing. White woven materials are used to adorn only walls or the headboard of the bed, as a bedside rug. It consists of three sheets. The decoration is dominated by smaller and bigger multi-colored motifs, such as flower pots, roses, hand with apple, etc. With all-around outward chainlike edge (skalisitou).

ΓΕ_54 – handwoven bag

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Backpack of thick woolen bifilar woven fabric, formed by parallel diagonal rows, woven by four heddles and four shafts. The upper part has a horizontal opening and twisted woolen cord, with the edges sewn at both ends of the opening.

ΓΕ_19 – rug

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On a dark background, evolving in lines and alternating are typical Metsovo motifs, such as the rose and the chiavra. All around the central part of decoration, the so-called plain, is framed by edge of sculptured apples.

ΓΕ_322 – rug

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Oblong sheet of rug-like blanket (khrami) on dark background, decorated lengthwise with a number of zoomorphic motifs (chicken) alternating with stylized wide patterns. With zigzag edge all around. The decoration is complemented by outward stripe in golden-yellow color.

ΓΕ_310 – velentza rug

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Part of velentza rug (of the so-called barren type). It is a woven blanket used in winter as a cover for built-in sofas. The item has been extensively pounded during fulling. It is called “barren” owing to the lack of thick nap other blankets usually have. Black wool yarn has been used in the warp. The narrow sides of the plain (or, the central piece of decoration) consists of brick red strips dominated by the mug motif. Chainlike edge delimits the plain on black background on which evolve typical motifs used in Metsovo velentza rugs, such as apples and stools.

ΓΕ_314 – rug

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Woven material consisting of three sheets of equal length but of different width, sewn together. The plain, or the central piece of decoration, consists of rows of stylized motifs. Wide edging with floral motifs evolves all around the plain. Outward edging with zigzag marks the edge of the woven fabric. With fringed decoration at the ends.

ΓΕ_320 – rug

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Small rug-like blanket (khrami) on dark blue background, decorated with four colorful Achelous rivers (or aspropotamos [white river]), a distinctive Metsovo motif. The decoration is complemented by roses in alternating color. With all-around chainlike edging on red background.

ΓΕ_311 – velentza rug

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Velentza rug (of the so-called barren type). It is a woven blanket used in winter as a cover for built-in sofas. The item has been extensively pounded during fulling. It is called “barren” owing to the lack of thick nap other blankets usually have. Black wool yarn has been used in the warp. The narrow sides of the plain (or, the central piece of decoration) consists of brick red strips dominated by the mug motif. Chainlike edge delimits the plain on black background on which evolve typical motifs used in Metsovo velentza rugs, such as apples and stools.

ΓΕ_279 – fireplace decorative woven material

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Hanging woven material (boucharopodia) used as a fireplace decoration. Its horizontal decoration structure divides it into two zones, one in green and one in dark blue, with a distinct scale, the arch, whose outline is emphasized by the use of yellow and red colors. The central decoration motif consists of the Achelous River (or aspropotamos [white river]) together with four snakes and a series of supplementary geometric elements, such as the diamond and the mug, as well as anthropomorphic elements (such as the grandfather) and zoomorphic elements (such as the horse, the eagle, etc.). The outward edge surrounding the central sheet is decorated with cherries.

ΓΕ_117 – wall rug

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Rug-like blanket (khrami) in white color, formed by three same-width sheets, sewn together. White woven materials are associated with the upper social class and are usually used in wedding occasions or feasts. The decoration is composed by alternating rows of manalia, eagles,chiavra, roses and mugs. With all-around inward fringe with stylized motifs, such as children and cherries. The outer border is formed by chainlike edge with apples. With fringed ending.

ΓΕ_308 – cushion

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Oblong woven cushion for built-in sofa. A dark blue background is dominated by two birds facing each other and surrounding the Achelous River (or aspropotamos [white river]), a distinctive Metsovo pattern. With all-around chainlike (skalisitou) edging with apples; the ending of the woven cushion is outlined by delicate edging in brick red color.

ΓΕ_309 – fireplace decorative woven material

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Hanging woven material (boucharopodia) used as a fireplace decoration. It consists of three sheets: the central one, which is the widest, and two narrower ones. A toothed arch divides the central part into two, with the dominant motif in the centre being a diamond (petes) with two-headed eagles. The remaining surface is covered by a series of supplementary motifs, such as diamonds, roses, little girls and mugs in red and golden-yellow colors. The outward edge surrounding the central piece is decorated with keys.

ΓΕ_258 – cushion

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Oblong padded cushion for built-in sofa. The central motif, a diamond of toothed outline among flower pots, evolves on dark red background. With all-around edging of pointed triangles on dark background.

ΓΕ_262 – velentza rug

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Part of velentza rug (of the so-called barren [or bare] type). It is called barren velentza rug owing to the lack of thick nap like other bed covers. It is used in winter as a woolen cover for built-in sofas. Black woolen yarn has been used in the warp. The narrow sides of the plain (or, the central piece of decoration) consist of brick red strips dominated by the mug motif. Chainlike edge (skalisitou) delimits the plain on black background, on which evolve typical motifs used in Metsovo velentza rugs, such as apples, stools and little girls.

ΓΕ_255 – cushion

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Oblong padded cushion for built-in sofa. The central motif, a variation of the Achelous River (or aspropotamos [white river]) motif, develops on dark red background, along with a variety of supplementary of geometric and stylized floral motifs, such as roses. With all-around edging on dark background decorated with repeating coffee pots.

ΓΕ_256 – cushion

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Oblong padded cushion for built-in sofa. The central motif, a diamond of toothed outline among flower pots, evolves on dark red background. With chainlike edging (skalisitou) all around on dark background.

ΓΕ_113 – part of textile

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Oblong strip of woven material on dark blue background, decorated throughout its surface. Six rows of distinctive Metsovo patterns, such as keys, roses, a coffee pot, a rider, etc., evolve at both ends of the fabric. The centre is dominated by the diamond (petes), bordered by two trees of life. With fringed edge.

ΓΕ_254 – cushion

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Woven oblong padded cushion for built-in sofa in red color. Its surface is decorated by an embroidered floral motif surrounded by the motif of the mug. With zigzag edging of small floral motifs in shades of black and blue.

ΓΕ_242 – fireplace decorative woven material

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Part of fireplace decorative woven material (boucharopodia). Its horizontal decoration structure divides it into two zones, one in red and one in blue, with a distinct scale, the arch, whose outline is emphasized by the use of green and white colors. The upper part is dominated by anthropomorphic motifs (grandfather), as well as by zoomorphic motifs, such as the face-to-face pairs of animals, and a number of smaller geometric patterns, crafted in red, yellow, blue, green, black and white colors. The central decoration motif is the diamond (petes), with toothed frame of two-headed eagle on the outline (barely visible) and a number of supplementary geometric elements, such as the diamond and the mug, as well as anthropomorphic (grandfather) and zoomorphic (two-headed eagle) motifs.

ΓΕ_116 – wall rug

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Rug-like blanket (khrami) in white color, formed by three same-width sheets, sewn together. White woven materials are associated with the upper social class and are usually used in wedding occasions or feasts. The colorful decoration is composed by rows of alternating stylized motifs, such as evzones, girls, coffee pots and chiavra. The outer border is formed by chainlike edge. With fringed ending.

ΓΕ_111 – khrami

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Rug-like blanket (khrami) consisting of three sheets. The central wide sheet is in dark brown warp, with the rhombus (petes) being the dominant pattern, surrounded by smaller motifs such as roses and a mug. The two narrow sheets have repeating diamonds (roumbedes) edging.

ΓΕ_114 – wall rug

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Rug-like blanket (khrami) in white, a sign of the owner’s upper class standing. White woven materials are used to adorn only walls or the headboard of the bed, as a bedside rug. It consists of three sheets, each being 50cm wide. The outer edging consists of a narrow strip with pointed, colored triangles. Rows with alternating motifs such as roses and chiavra, evolve in the plain, i.e. the central piece of decoration. The plain is surrounded by diamonds (rhombuses). A line of small knots holds in place the last weft yarn, creating a small fringe at the top and bottom part of the fabric.

ΓΕ_118 – wall rug

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Rug-like blanket (khrami) in white color, formed by three same-width sheets, sewn together. White woven materials are associated with the upper social class and are usually used in wedding occasions or feasts. The decoration is composed by alternating rows of flower pots, diamonds with two-headed eagle, roses and mugs. With all-around inward fringe with stylized motifs, such as children and cherries. The outer border is formed by chainlike edge with apples. With fringed ending.

ΓΕ_112 – fireplace decorative woven material

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Part of fireplace hanging decorative woven material (boucharopodia), as the two narrow sheets are missing. Its horizontal decoration structure divides it into two same color zones, with a distinct scale, the arch, whose outline is emphasized by the use of bright light blue color. Both zones are dominated by anthropomorphic (such as the grandfather) and zoomorphic motifs (such as the horse), as well as by a number of smaller geometric patters, such as roses, apples, etc. The central decoration is the diamond (petes) with a two-headed eagle surrounded by smaller supplementary motifs.

ΓΕ_321 – rug

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Rug-like blanket (khrami) on red background, consisting of four sheets sewn together. The plain, or the central piece of decoration, is delineated by rhombus edge and consists of two alternating motifs: the rose and the stool. The plain is all around framed by apples and webbing with roses. The decoration is complemented by chainlike edging in blue color.

ΓΕ_124 – rug

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Thick, woolen blanket, extremely pounded in the fulling. The white color indicates that it is a blanket intended for newlyweds. In the centre, the decoration is formed by five alternating rows with colorful motifs, such as children and frougkou. The central piece of decoration is framed by diamond edging. The outward edging, which runs around the woven material, bears the repeating pattern of the grandfather.

ΓΕ_128 – cushion

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Oblong padded cushion for built-in sofa. The main decoration evolves on a dark red background, consisting of a variant of the Achelous River (or, aspropotamos [white river]) pattern, along with a variety of supplementary geometric and stylized floral motifs, such as roses. With all-around edging on dark background decorated with repeating coffee pots.

ΓΕ_119 – wall rug

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Rug-like blanket (khrami) in white color, formed by three same-width sheets, sewn together. White woven materials are associated with the upper social class and are usually used in wedding occasions or feasts. The decoration is composed by alternating rows of flower pots, diamonds with two-headed eagle, roses and mugs. With all-around inward fringe with stylized motifs, such as children and cherries. The outer border is formed by chainlike edge with apples. With fringed ending.

ΓΕ_137 – cushion

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Cushion in dark blue warp, decorated with the distinctive Metsovo pattern, the petes, i.e. a rhombus (or diamond) whose outline is emphasized by the use of the two-headed eagle motif, while its four corners are decorated with flower pots. With all-around edging in red and blue. Striped back side..