Ο τοπικός πολιτισμός της περιοχής των Τζουμέρκων
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The Self-Taught Tailors

“My father was a tailor. He’d make clothes out of wool mostly but he could sew everything. Women’s skirts, cloaks, jackets and vests. He’d sew bags, sacks, satchels for kids to take to school. Money wise he wouldn’t make much. Back then people didn’t have much to give but they’d ask. In return some would give him produce. Others would say, Vaggelis we can’t give you anything but I’ll tell my wife to help your wife in the fields. She could cut the grass for 2 or 3 days.’ Ok, he’d say tell her. Over the summers my father wouldn’t work in the farms. He had so much work here; he’d sew for the whole village. In Trikala he had learnt the craft. He hadn’t much though. His brother was a tailor in Amfilohia. Of course there wasn’t that much work. He could simply make everything and anything people wanted. He’d make us our satchels for school. In autumn he’d head to a village in Thessaly called Saint Paraskevi, or Tzoutzia as we called it. He’d stay there for a month or a month and a half. But he properly got paid there. He wouldn’t get paid in kind. He’d go from home to home. He didn’t have a workshop over there. Every household would arrange for a sewing machine. He’d work at their homes and sleep there too.”

Thanasis Makris, Resident of Matsouki