The collection of woven textiles exhibited at the EcoMuseum are made by women of Folegandros who used them in their homes. Many of these were part of their dowry.
Some of these woven textiles dated back to the early 19th century. They are thin and fine in colors and weaving, while according to researchers the geometric shapes are inherited by the Byzantine lords who came to Greece and especially to Crete in 1092 AD.
The colors of the fine woven fabrics (covers in chests and sofas) are certainly natural and have been produced entirely in Folegandros, from the treatment of wool until dyeing and weaving. The dominant element is the horizontal stripes follow one another in complete harmony, while other fabrics are decorated with geometric shapes, mainly rhombus.
At the EcoMuseum in Ano Meria we exhibit a woven fabric in process on the old loom along with all the relevant tools and appliances. Further creations of the weaver are also the bed covers in traditional colors and designs, the curtains and the sofa bed cover, in a single color with embossed patterns.
Wall woven fabrics were used next to baby cots or beds to protect against humidity. Many of the downy white linens had also elaborate hand-made lace and monograms, with a deep red color.