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Action

The team of Penelope-Gandhi mission implements various actions that include visits, discussions and exchange of knowledge, recordings of these meetings and of the narratives as well as of the preservation of these textiles.  Exhibitions and innovative teaching interventions in primary and secondary education in Crete run in parallel with the publication of the Penelope-Gandhi findings.

The first action officially took place in November 1, 2012, with a 15-day Exhibition-Interaction, in the Heraklion St. Marcus Basilica.  During the exhibition folk weavers were weaving in four looms, one from each prefecture of Crete.  All the stages leading to the creation of handwoven textiles were presented.  The beginning of the process is at the land with the eventual creation of the natural (cotton, silk or flax) yarn and its colouring with natural colours.  The weavers do not measure their work in paid-hours as this expresses their existence, their life, their breath as well as the pain, the song and the glory.

The team of the Penelope-Gandhi mission further organized, talks and study groups under the guidance of the great Hellene Ms. Hélène Glykatzi-Ahrweiler.  In addition, distinguished personalities from India, Persia (Iran) and Palestine compared and pointed at the common patterns used in weaving in Crete and in their own countries.

 

The University of Mountains and the Mission Penelope Gandhi participate in the 17th World Conference of the Textile - AUTEX 2017, 29 - 31 May 2017 Corfu

link: http://www.autex2017.org/organizing-committee-international

 

The University of Mountains and the Mission Penelope Gandhi participate in the 3rd International Conference on Natural Fibers - ICNF 2017, 21 - 23 Juny 2017 Braga Portugal

http://www.icnf2017.fibrenamics.com/

 

Threads Celebrations in Mylopotamos Rethymnon, July 1st-July 31st 2017, Penelope Gandhi mission - Municipality of Mylopotamos

 

Meetings

  • 08/06/2018, Educational interventions & Kafeneion of Women at the Voulgaro village, Chania
  • 04/05/2018, Educational interventions & Kafeneion of Women at the Xamezi village, Sitia Lasithi
  • 29/03/2018, Educational interventions & Kafeneion of Women at the Fourfoura village, Rethymno
  • 15/02/2018, Educational interventions & Kafeneion of Women in the Neapoli Lasithi
  • 15/01/2018, The project of Penelope Gandhi mission is honored in India
  • 18/12/2017, Educational interventions in the Primary School of Livadia Rethymno
  • 10/11/2017, Educational interventions in the Primary School of Pompia Heraklion
  • 18/10/2017, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains
  • 1-31/07/2017, Threads Celebrations in Mylopotamos Rethymnon, Penelope Gandhi mission - Municipality of Mylopotamos
  • 21/06/2017, Penelope Gandhi Mission participates in the 3rd International Conference on Natural Fibers -ICNF 2017, 21 - 23 Juny 2017 Braga Portugal
  • 29/05/2017, Penelope Gandhi Mission participates in the 17th World Conference of Textile - AUTEX 2017, 29-31 May 2017 Corfu
  • 27/01/2017, Kafeneion of Women - Penelope Gandhi Mission at the Akoumia village of Ag. Vasileiou municipality
  • 30/11/2016, Visit the Ethnological Museum of Thrace
  • 25/11/2016, Kafeneion of women - University of Crete & Penelope Gandhi Mission at the Rodovani village of Kastanos and Selino municipality
  • 09/11/2016, Pedagogical intervention at the 9th Primary School of Rethymno
  • 29/10/2016, Seed flax sowing at Selino village
  • 04/10/2016, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains
  • 30/09/2016, Kafeneion of women - University of Crete & Penelope Gandhi Mission in the village Goudouras, Lasithi
  • 15/07/2016, Audio recording of the loom - Aimonas Mylopotamos Rethymno
  • 08/07/2016, Visit of the Emmanuel College Boston in the village Aimonas, Rethymno
  • 24/05/2016, Penelope Gandhi Mission at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, 24 May - 20 June 2016
  • 13/05/2016, Kafeneion of women - University of Crete & Penelope Gandhi Mission in the village Oropedio, Lasithi
  • 05/05/2016, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains
  • 15/04/2016, Seeding flax in the village P.Roumata, Chania
  • 08/04/2016, Seeding flax in the villages Aimonas & Amari, Rethymno
  • 01/04/2016, Kafeneion of women - University of Crete & Penelope Gandhi Mission in the village Moires Heraklion
  • 28/03/2016, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains
  • 09/03/2016, Visit the Benaki Museum
  • 04/03/2016, Kafeneion of women - University of Crete & Penelope Gandhi Mission in the village Krana Mylopotamos Rethymno
  • 12/02/2016, Meeting of the Penelope Gandhi Mission with teachers of school at Chania to design the next actions about education
  • 31/01/2016, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission to design the next training actions
  • 29/01/2016, Kafeneion of women - University of Crete & Penelope Gandhi Mission in the village Lakkoi,Chania
  • 28/01/2016, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission in the village Aimonas, Rethymno
  • 25/01/2016, Meeting of the members of the Penelope Gandhi Mission at the University of Crete
  • 20/12/2015, Children's Christmas celebration at the Museum of the Contemporary Art of Crete, Rethymno
  • 11/12/2015, Educational interventions in the Primary School of Margarites Rethymno
  • 27/11/2015, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in Axladia Lasithiou
  • 10/11/2015. Penelope Gandhi Mission visits Leiden University, Netherlands
  • 04/11/2015, Educational interventions in the 7th Primary School of Rethymno
  • 23/10/2015, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in Pompia Faistou Heraklion
  • 21/10/2015, Processing of flax - Prasies village Rethymno
  • 25/09/2015, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in Ag. Foteini Amari Rethymno
  • 17/07/2015, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in P.Roumata Chania
  • 21/06/2015, The Penelope Gandhi Mission in India
  • 19/06/2015, Presenting the Penelope Gandhi Mission to professors and students of Emmanouele College - Boston USA
  • 16/06/2015, The Penelope Gandhi Mission presents itself at Benaki Museum (Pireos Str.)
  • 14/06/2015, Ceremony of Reciprocity & Solidarity Flax
  • 05/06/2015, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in Melampes Rethymno
  • 29/05/2015, Penelope Gandhi Mission in Moni Maleviziou village
  • 22/05/2015, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission , at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains
  • 08/05/2015, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in Nippos village, Apokoronou Chania
  • 27/04/2015, Seeding flax in Gergeri Heraklion, Aimonas Rethymnon and P. Roumata Chania
  • 03/04/2015, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in Shinokpsala village, Ierapetra
  • 28/03/2015, The weavers of the Penelope Gandhi Mission are occupied with the craft of spinning
  • 27/03/2015, The University of the Mountains and the Penelope Gandhi Mission in collaboration with the Department of Primary Education implementing the action "Herbs of Crete"
  • 06/03/2015, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in Paranumfoi, Archanon Asterousion
  • 26/02/2015, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission , at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains
  • 17/02/2015, Meeting with teachers of schools of Crete to draw the lines of the new actions for the educational intervention of the University of the Mountains
  • 29/01/2015, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in Aimonas Mylopotamos
  • 21/12/2014, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission in P. Roumata Chania
  • 28/11/2014, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in  Rodovani village, Kadanou-Selinou
  • 24/11/2014, Meeting with women from Gergeri at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains
  • 31/10/2014, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission  in Tourloti village, Sitia
  • 11/10/2014, Book presentation "Theatre & Weaving"  by Lakis Kouretzis
  • 03/10/2014, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in Gergeri village, Gortinos
  • 30/09/2014, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission , at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains
  • 17/09/2014, Mrs. Barbara Terzaki Pallikaris & Prof. John Pallikaris visit the Victoria & Albert Museum in London
  • 05/09/2014, Producing threads of silk in Palaia Roumata, Chania,
  • 27/08/2014, Weaving in Crete, Penelope Gandhi Mission, weavers meeting in Sfakia
  • 11/08/2014, Weaving in Crete, Penelope Gandhi Mission, weavers meeting in Aimonas
  • 15/07/2014, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission, at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains
  • 28/06/2014, Presenting the Weaving Cretan art in Lefkada
  • 25/06/2014, Penelope Gandhi Mission producing the thread of wool in Emparos
  • 21/06/2014, Penelope Gandhi Mission organizes the Flax Harvest Festival under the first light of the longest day of the year, while reviving the ancient ceremony of producing and harvesting flax
  • 19/06/2014, Meeting Mrs V.Terzaki Pallikari with Mr. N.Stampolidi and Mrs. M.Giannopoulou, at the international symposium Weaving
  • 16/06/2014, Meeting about the educational intervention of the Penelope Gandhi Mission
  • 14/06/2014, Meeting of Penelope Gandhi Mission Volunteers
  • 28/05/2014, Book presentation by Mrs Anna Tataki Markakis
  • 14/05/2014, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission in Athens
  • 09/05/2014, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in Fre village, Apokoronas
  • 08/05/2014, Visit of the 2nd Primary school in Chania weaving workshop in P. Roumata
  • 24/04/2014, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission, at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains
  • 11/04/2014, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in Krousta Ag. Nikolaou
  • 31/03/2014, Presenting the Penelope Gandhi Mission at the Lyceum Club of Greek Women in Volos
  • 28/02/2014, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in P. Roumata Chania
  • 18/02/2014, Meetingamong the members of the Mission Penelope Gandhi at Alikarnasso
  • 14/01/2014, Meeting of the weavers team- volunteers of the Penelope Gandhi Mission who participated in the exhibition at the Benaki Museum to talk about the future of the Mission,  at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains
  • CLOSING EVENT OF Penelope Gandhi’s Mission at the Benaki Museum: Barbara Terzaki-Pallikaris, coordinator of the Mission, delivers a speech entitled “Cretan people used to weave masterpieces, long before coins were invented”
  • 29/12/2013, Short (Crete)”
  • 28/12/2013, Short sthread study... and its actual meaning, “The Union, Cretan Volunteering and mountain societies” by Tasos Sakellaropoulos, Head of Historical Archives at the Benaki Museum
  • 22/12/2013, Short studies of the yarn, Nikos Karapidakis, Professor of History at the Ionian University, representing the General State Archives department “Colours and their history”
  • 21/12/2013, Short thread study... and its actual meaning,  Xenia Politou, representing the department of Neohellenic Culture of the Benaki Museum and talks about “Cretan and Neohellenic woven textiles amongthe collections of the Benaki Museum”
  • 15/12/2013, Short thread study... and its actual meaning,   “Noble weavers during Homer’s Period and the Early Iron Age” by Nikos Stampolidis, Professor of Archaeology, University of Crete, Director of Museum of Cycladic Art
  • 14/12/2013, Short hread study... and its actual meaning, “Textiles and chests” by Virginia Matseli, folklorist-ethnologist, Deputy Director of Modern Cultural Heritage, at the Ministry of Culture
  • 08/12/2013, Short thread study... and its actual meaning,  “Loom, workshop, tool” by Catherine Kamilaki, Director of the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of Athens
  • 07/12/2013, Short thread study... and its actual meaning,  Pella Kalogiannaki, Professor of Teaching, University of Crete "Teaching Weaving in Schools of Crete under Penelope Gandhi’s Mission guidance”
  • 01/12/2013, Short thread study... and its actual meaning, Helene Glykatzi-Ahrweiler, Rector of the University of Sorbonne “The Cretan woven textile” *In the case that Mrs. Ahrweiler is unable to attend the event, her speech will be read by a member of the Penelope Gandhi's Mission.
  • 30/11/2013, Short thread study... and its actual meaning, Theocharis Detorakis, Emeritus Professor of Byzantine Philology, University of Crete “The sea is the loom and Crete the weaver”
  • 24/11/2013, Short thread study... and its actual meaning,  Rodoula Stathaki, folklorist “The Woven textiles of Crete, their decoration and symbols”
  • 23/11/2013, Short thread study... and its actual meaning, Louisa Karapidaki, Head of the museum collection of the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of Athens “1963-2013: cretan woven textiles, from their use and decoration”
  • 10/11/2013, Short thread study... and its actual meaning, Iris Tzachili, Professor of Archaeology at the University of Crete “The multifaceted importance of weaving”
  • 09/11/2013, Short thread study... and its actual meaning, Barbara Terzaki-Pallikari, coordinator of Penelope Gandhi’s Mission talks about “Penelope Gandhi, philosophy and identity”
  • 03/11/2013, Short  thread study... and its actual meaning, John Pallikaris, Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Crete delivers a speech entitled “Mountains’ University: actions and perspectives”
  • 02/11/2013, Short thread study... and its actual meaning, Angelos Delivorrias, Director of the Benaki Museum “Penelope Gandhi’s Mission at the Benaki Museum”     
  • 02/11-29/12/2013,The Benaki Museum is hosting the Penelope Gandhi Mission under the title "The sacred art of weaving in Crete"
  • 29/11/2013, Crete celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the Union with Greece and the volunteers of the  Penelope Gandhi Mission weave a silk Greek flag to participate to the ceremonies
  • 01/11/2013, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in Krousona Maleviziou
  • 31/10/2013, Preparation and setting up the loom at the Benaki Museum
  • 24/10/2013, The Penelope Gandhi Mission joins the Scientific Conference entitled "The history of Heraklion during the Ottoman Empire conquest period till the union with Greece"
  • 18/10/2013, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission, at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains
  • 05/10/2013, Visit of the Penelope Gandhi Mission in Aimonas village, Mylopotamos
  • 27/09/2013, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in Psixro village at Oropedio Lasithiou
  • 18/09/2013, Meetings of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission in Rethymno
  • 17/09/2013, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission, at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains
  • 11/09/2013, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission with Mrs Irene Geroulanou, Director of Benaki Museum
  • 25-26/08/2013 Presenting the Penelope Gandhi Mission and the UoM at Karpathos 
  • 19/07/2013, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in Axos village, Mylopotamos
  • 04/06/2013, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission, at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains
  • 29/05/2013, The Penelope Gandhi Mission participates in the 1st International Scientific & Educational Symposium 

  • 29/05/2013, Presentation of the Penelope Gandhi Mission in event of the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus
  • 22/05/2013, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission with teachers of the School of European Education, in Heraklion
  • 22/05/2013, Presentation of the Penelope Gandhi Mission at the School of European Education, in Heraklion
  • 21/05/2013, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission
  • 20/05/2013, Conversation with the President of the Lyceum Club of Greek Women
  • 18/05/2013, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission with Mrs Marina Lampraki Plaka, Director of the National Gallery in Athens
  • 17/05/2013, Meetings of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission in Athens
  • 14/05/2013, Visit of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission at the School of European Education in Heraklion
  • 13/05/2013, Cooperation with the President of the Lyceum Club of Greek Women
  • 08/05/2013, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Missionin Chania
  • 24/04/2013, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission with Mr Xr. Valiano, Director of Cretan Ethnology Museum
  • 19/04/2013, Visit of the Penelope Gandhi Mission in  Kroustas and Elouda village, St. Nikolaos
  • 03/04/2013, Kafeneion of women - University of Mountains & Penelope Gandhi Mission in Amari village,at estate Panakron
  • 20/03/2013, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission, at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains
  • 10/03/2013, Visit of the Penelope Gandhi Mission in Amari village, Rethymno
  • 08/03/2013, Meeting with the President and the members of the Board of the Lyceum Club of Greek women, at Chania
  • 05/03/2013, Presentation of the Penelope Gandhi Mission at Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus
  • 03/03/2013, Visit of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission in Viannos village
  • 18/02/2013, Meeting of the Penelope Gandhi Mission at the Department of Education, University of Crete
  • 18/02/2013, Meetings of the Penelope Gandhi Mission, in Chania and Rethymno
  • 09/02/2013, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission with the Association of Women Amari,"The Ergani"
  • 04/02/2013, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission, at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains
  • 01/02/2013, Visit of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission, in Folklore & Historical Museum in Sitia
  • 27/12/2012, Mrs Barbara Terzaki Pallikari and Professor Mr Ioannis Pallikaris, visited The Weaving Art & traditional art Museum"The Diasidi", in Arachova
  • 16/12/2012, Visit-Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission, at the Historical Weaving Center in Athens
  • 11/12/2012, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission, at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains
  • 09/12/2012, Visit-Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission in Chania
  • 19/10/2012, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission, at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains.
  • 05/10/2012, Penelope Gandhi Mission organizes a meeting with the weavers in Livadia and Zoniana for the documentation and data gathering
  • 04/10/2012, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission, at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains.
  • 01/10/2012, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission, at the Coordination Office of the University of the Mountains.
  • 24/09/2012, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission for the organization of its first official Activity at the Basilica of Saint Marcus.
  • 24/09/2012, The documentation team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission visits Anogeia.
  • 21/09/2012, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission at the municipality of Platania.
  • 19/09/2012, The documentation team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission visits the Folklore Art center in Rethymno.
  • 17/09/2012, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission.
  • 12/09/2012, The documentation team of the Mission Penelope Gandhi visits Kritsa, Lasithi, for recording and data  gathering
  • 29/08/2012, The documentation team  of the Penelope Gandhi Mission visits Anopole, Sfakia for recording and data gathering
  • 13/08/2012, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission.
  • 05/08/2012, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission, in Athens.
  • August 2012, Meeting of the University of the Mountains at the Historical and Folklore museum at Adamantas, Milos.
  • July 2012, Meeting with the Dean of the University of Sorbonne Mrs. Ahrweiler for the Penelope Gandhi Mission.
  • 21/07/2012, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission in Rethymno.
  • 20/07/2012, Meetings of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission in Axos and Aimonas, Mylopotamos.
  • 09/07/2012, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission in Viannos village.
  • 04/07/2012, Mrs. Barbara Terzaki Pallikari with Mrs. Aspasia Papadoperaki, sculptor and painter, are holdinga meeting for the Penelope Gandhi Mission in Athens.
  • 01/07/2012, Discussion for the Penelope Gandhi Mission, in Rethymno.
  • 26/06/2012, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission.
  • 15/06/2012, Meeting of the team of the Penelope Gandhi Mission.
  • Meeting of the team of the ladies of the University of the Mountains, that organizes the Penelope Gandhi Mission with Mrs. Maria Mastrogiorgaki, weaver.
  • 17/05/2012, Meeting of the University of the Mountains team to discuss the Penelope Ghandi Mission