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The Rizarios School of Monodendri

The Rizarios school of Monodendri was founded back in 1979 aiming in the educational, cultural as well as the social development of the area of Zagori. The main purpose of the school is the preservation of the traditional arts that tend to be extinct. At the same time though it functions as an institution providing its students professional training during a time where job search is really difficult. The woven products are created with traditional manual loom machines. The shuttle is operated through a mechanism manualy by hand and in combination with the foot pedals produces a handmade fabric. The embroideries are produced on the loom by the dexterity of the fingers where at the same time are weaved.