Crafted Narratives

Andriakaina’s early thread-made artwork of long, white textiles, which narrates the stories of refugees and wandering craftsmen in the first half of the 20th century, also lead an amphibious, double life. For this series of artwork, she drew inspiration from the oral narrations of the inhabitants of Kalamaria and Toumba, who offered her generously their memories from the difficult refugee years.


Now, like then, if life were a thread, it would be stretched.