by Minoa.info / Juhani
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Nikos often works outside on a small side street, in front of his gallery and workshop, as seen in this panoramic picture. With his fluent English and typical friendly Cretan personality he may give you tips and even a small spontaneous talk about wood crafting. Nikos has lectured and taught in Europe and the USA, and participated in exhibitions and trade shows world over. You can admire his products in his gallery, and you won’t have to worry about hearing a sales pitch – the products truly speak for themselves.
For example, you can select from small items such as a beautifully crafted apple from olivewood, or choose something larger such as a bowl or a carved and turned vase.
Nikos and Frances have published an interesting book about Cretan wood crafting. In almost 200 pages they explain the crafting techniques and instruments illustrated with photos. There are a lot of large pictures of finished wooden art objects, with some history and interesting stories about the subject.
You may order the book from this link: www.siragas.gr
Nikos’s workshop is situated in Old Town from the start of the season 2013:
38 Varda Kallergi, Rethymno (look at the map above)
Karras is a second generation brand operating in the old town of Rethymno. It is still possible to get local Cretan leather to work with, and Karras bags are crafted only from Cretan leather. The design and every part of the production is done by Karras.
If you want a lasting and beautiful leather bag, hand bag, special bag or pack bag, Karras is the place to get it. Karras is situated in the Old town at Panou Koroneu 9, Rethymno (look at the map above)
…Print a leaflet about locations and timetables from market places in Rethymno.