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The church of Panagia Mesoxoritissa at the central square of Thrapsano Thrapsano, Iraklion, Crete, Greece Thrapsano village is located in the province of Pediada, Heraklion prefecture, Crete roughly 30 km south-eastern from...

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The churches of Thrapsano

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The village of Thrapsano has 13 churches. Seven of them are country churches. Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Ypsosis tou Timiou Stavrou)  Church of the Metamorphosis of the Saviour...

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Cretan Pottery Art

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  Pottery is among the most ancient arts and deals with the manufacture of earthen vessels. Pots are objects that are first shaped of wet clay, and then hardened by baking...

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The reservoir of Livada

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The small reservoir of Livada is located 800 meters north of the village of Thrapsano. Local people used to exploit clay from the area and thus a pond was created; this...

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The Pottery art in Thrapsano

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Studying the existing historical data about Thrapsano, in all cases, these are directly linked to pottery. I mention below the historical data I have come across up to this day...

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And the name of it... Thrapsano!

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There are several versions for the origin of the village name and most of them are connected with the traditional relation of the village with pottery. According to the first version...

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The history of Thrapsano

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According to the historian Stergios Spanakis (Towns and Villages of Crete, 1st Vol.) the most ancient indication of settlement is reported as Trapsiano and Thrapsiano in 1379 in the Ducal...

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Cretan Ceramic centers

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Apart from Thrapsano that is considered the biggest centre of pottery in our island, it would be an omission, not to report, the remainder traditional centres that also have a...

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Demographic data

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A typical family of Thrapsano in 1900   In the table below we can see the existing data for the population of the village, and at the graph, the fluctuation of the...

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Pottery Art in Thrapsano, Crete, Greece

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Thrapsano is a village located 28 km south from Knossos. The primary characteristic of our village is the reputation that it has concerning the pottery and especially the creation of big...

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Thrapsano Potters - Vedema

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Vedema was the summer campaign and temporary installation in the various places of Crete until mid September, of Thrapsano potters, in teams, where they manufactured big jars called “pitharia” and...

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Thrapsano - Myths and traditions

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Looking at historical data/facts and hearing unpublished histories from senior residents we can see that the village has many myths and traditions.  The most important myths of the village are the...

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Thrapsano - Places that should be visite…

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Potters festival in Thrapsano, Crete Pottery workshops: You can watch the traditional pottery art and choose from the biggest perhaps variety of earthen utensils. The Primary School that constitutes the ornament of our...

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Sources

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BIBLIOGRAPHY "Poleis kai horia tis Kritis" Tomos A' Stergiou G. Spanaki "Kritika Hronika" Mnimeia Krit. Ist. V s.123 "Kriti to afieroma" Encyclopedia "Glossikai Meletai" Ksanthoudidis "Amartolon Sotiria" Agapios Landos "Agapios Landos o Kris" Styl. Mairaktari Metafraseis, tom. B...

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Acknowledgements

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I am grateful to all these people who helped me with this project and particularly the following for providing useful information and invaluable help and material:   The director and owner of...

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