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by Archaeology Newsroom

The individual through the hand-made embroidered and woven signatures of the post-Byzantine and modern Greek period

The signature, whether embroidered, woven, incised, written, carved or inlaid in various media — tissue, wood, stone, clay — expresses clearly the psychological need of the human being to imprint, by any means, his existence through time and thus, to gain and secure a kind of “immortality”…

In this way, and already since the ancient Greek age man, either as a creator or as dedicator, has promoted his work, which in return has distinguished him not only among his contemporaries, but also among his descendants.