Modern Greek embroideries, the richest, brightest and more decorative area of our popular artwork, marked great blooming in the mid of the 18th century until the end of the 19th century. Financial and political situation posed a great influence for this blooming.
The national substance of modern embroideries is very intense, enriched with ancient symbols, beliefs and customs, established in the local tradition. According to A. Hantzimichalis, “many topics are related with biogenetic rules and ancient human genetic practices in supernatural and worship customs. Topics pass from generation to generation through some unspoken laws and inexplicable beliefs that those topics enclose the power of virtuous.
Embroideries for decorating the house, traditional suits as well as for ecclesiastical use, tend to take their name from the materials used, the technique applied and the place of origin.