Greece, like many other countries, has bread traditions that mark significant life events. The embroidered bread was present in every moment of the life cycle (birth, baptism, engagement, marriage, death) but also during the annual festive cycle (New Year, Easter, Christmas).
The women of Mesogaia expressed their wishes and requests through the embroidered bread, a raw material that was present in every home and the basis for each family life. The main distinguishing feature is its elaborate decoration which can be flowers, seeds, leaves, birds, lizards, grapes, as well as traditional symbols of life like pomegranates. These adornments are usually made of salt dough and shaped in a variety of ways with the use of simple tools such as pointed sticks, scissors, and combs.
The art of the embroidered bread and the interpretation of its symbols have been preserved by very few women today.
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This walk may include a few hills and stairs therefore we do not recommend this walk for participants with mobility issues.
We take all necessary measures to follow health protocols. Antiseptic gel/wipes will be available throughout the tour as well as extra face masks.
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