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The Tailors

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The tailor’s profession developed mainly in ​​certain communities that had the expertise and raw materials on the one hand, as well as the contacts and networks that enabled the transport of manufactured products to domestic and foreign markets on the other hand. These communities were none other than the Vlach communities of Tzoumerka (i.e. Syrrako, Matsouki and Kalarrytes). More specifically, the local residents were involved in construction, sewing and the cloak trade. The Syrrako cloak weavers, once the apprentices of the tailors in Arta, would periodically travel the settlements of Epirus, Thessaly, Macedonia and Albania while the creations of domestic artisans would reach the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas.

Beyond the needs of the trade, tailors would also look after the daily needs of local residents. Essentially, tailors learnt their craft by experience and their work was mostly seasonal and complementary. They’d travel with their fabrics and work tools and carry out orders on the spot or sell ready made goods. In the neighboring communities such as Kataraktis, in Arta, tailors will gradually develop a particular language and communication code, called ραφτάδικα (raftadika), also known as μπουκουραίικα (boukouraiika).