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Pop Up Store in Sivas, Crete

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bundle of sage
handmade shoes from blue raffia straw
handbag from red raffia straw
handmade pink flower hairpin
hand braided basket bowl, yellow
handwoven raffia belts
orange slice handmade from raffia straw

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My name is Dina Werthenbach. I am a dress- and pattern maker living in Sivas, a small village in the south of Crete.

The first pieces of the ΙΩ collection were created in 2008 when I came from Cologne to Crete from the need to set up a household with few resources. The lamps, baskets and boxes I needed I made from the materials that I found here. From sisal, hemp and raffia that are used in agriculture.
In fact exactly the methods of the old traditional Cretan crafts.

natural madagascar raffia in grassgreen, yellow, pink and ecru
hand braided Madagascar-Raffia
special loom for waving natural raffia
sewing thread in bright colors

You will find ΙΩ handcrafts in 70200 Sivas / Tympaki / Heraklio / Crete

daily from 4pm to 8pm

dinawerthenbach@iohandcrafts.com