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Textile Art in Soufli


The city of Soufli in northern Greece once lay along the Silk Road. It was an important European centre for silk production in the 19th century and still maintain this industry, from larvae to finished fabric, albeit on a smaller scale. In this unique environment, the Swedish Institute at Athens brings together students from Konstfack, the Stockholm University of Arts, Craft and Design, and students from the corresponding Athens institution Athens School of Fine Arts. The students and their teachers meet during a week of seminars and workshops, engaging in a common project centered on silk which results in an exhibition. They get hands-on experience of production techniques and fabric characteristics and take

A warm thank you to the people of Soufli for their support:

Printed: 2024-02-21
From the web page: Swedish Institute at Athens