Dealing with handmade art began 50 years ago when our grandparents were involved professional Goldsmiths. From mother to daughter, Eleni (Helen), our mother now, set up her first small shop in the old market of Naxos in 1987 called “Techni” (in English “Art”) with unique handmade embroideries and collactibles.
Eleni, a restless woman and spirit during all these years she studied weaving, the history, the raw materials, the dyes, traditional designs and visited many folk art museums all over the world. She also experimented with different jewelry elements and materials and makes until today her own designs in jewels with silver, semiprecious stones and enamel motifs.
In 2002, she submitted a plan for promoting traditional Greek embroidery via internet at EOMMEX (Hellenic Organization of Small & Medium sized Enterprises and Handicraft S.A.) but unfortunately was declined. In 2011, she started the e-shop called Naxos Art, to promote the Greek products abroad and to reach more people all over the world who are looking for traditional findings. She is still actively interested in Greek traditional embroideries and culture although she retired recently, but she still keeps her spirit and knowledgebase for her children who took over the business.
Although being a small family business, we are aware of how responsible and important is the contact with tourism and tourists-clients or our compatriots abroad, so we try to offer good quality, reasonable prices and above all, valid information to those who want to know more about the creator, the technique as well as the love and effort put into a handmade piece of art.
Returning to our roots, to nature and our sensitivity and combining them with good communication via the internet with people who share the same interests and feelings we can achieve to promote the true artistry of the handmade creations of ART.
Continuing this long tradition, we have gathered in our online store unique pieces of art. In Naxos Art, you can find hand crafted, wool kilims, crochet curtains and embroidered tablecloths in every shape and size, readymade or made to order. Linen and cotton weavings, in various stitches and techniques are also part of our collection.
Your purchases from Naxos Art will always bring to life memories from the island of Naxos or Greece in general.