Ο τοπικός πολιτισμός της περιοχής των Τζουμέρκων
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Oral Traditions from Older craftsmen

“I of course was born in Kalarrytes and until the age of 10-12 years, I was there, and I remember very well the craftsmen. I’d go to their workshops. One of my grandfathers was still alive and I’d see how he worked in his workshop. At the time even though work conditions were difficult craft workshops were well organized with their own foundry and leather sacks. Even though the sack was inflatable the craftsmen regularly used it to melt metals. I remember those sacks very well…. Most of the products were sent elsewhere. Animals transported silver crafts from the settlement of Kalarrytes to Romania but most were left in the Monastery of Paliouri. There was a festival in September and all exhibitors and artisans from Kalarrytes went and exhibited their works behind stalls and on large tables. The exhibition was held in the Monastery of Paliouri and was well known in all of Greece. People came and put in orders for bridal wear because at weddings brides were adorned with belts, headdresses and brooches.”
Testimony from Demetrios Mantzavini, interviewed by Sotiria Chandrinou in Ioannina
“My grandfather was born in Kalarrytes but lived here. My father was born in 1899 and lived in Ioannina. But out roots are from there. Until now we had our home there. One day I saw an old ramshackle house. From the back I peeked through its window and saw a workshop with worktops and rusty tools … Even though my grandfather worked in Ioannina, they’d leave in the summer and stay there. I remember my father telling us that we’d ride horses on some sort of large basket. We’d be placed on each side of the basket and we’d go to Kalarrytes. My grandmother’s side of the family tells me they had a shop in Trieste. They were descendants of the Boyars.”
Testimony from Mimi Tzoumaka, interviewed by Sotiria Chandrinou in Ioannina