The word "avlea" in Greek means "courtyard" and the courtyard was the place where women worked their embroideries while they took a break from their daily labors, finding refreshment in creating heirlooms for future generations. These stunning embroidery designs are inspired by the rich and beautiful textile traditions of the Mediterranean.
Founder and designer, Krista West, is a specialty tailor to the Greek Orthodox church. Her travels to Greece are where she the vast array of traditional folk embroidery, much of which is inspired by ancient Byzantine and Roman art and is seen virtually everywhere, from grand museums to tiny chapels to the humblest of homes.
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Photo credit: Avlea Folk Embroidery
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