THE PACKSADDLE A LIVING TRADITION ON MOUNT PELION
© 1983,Helen Fay Stamati
The Greek version is out of print, the English and French book is available only at the Local Museum.
The text is the result of the close collaboration with Vanguelis Katarzis, the local packsaddle maker from Milies and me. It tells of how the wooden frame is carved, how the mattress is cut, sewn and fitted into the frame, how leather is added before the packsaddle is finally ready.
As the reader follows the descriptions of making the packsaddle and looks at the many photos, he discovers the skill required to
create a packsaddle that will not hurt the animal as it goes up and down the cobbled paths heavily loaded.
Μηλιές, κώμη του Πηλίου όρους
© 1989 Helen Fay Stamati
Published by Athinaios
The book is dedicated to the memory of my ancestor, Master of the Genus Daniil Filippidis and is available exclusively from the Municipal Local Museum of Mileon Pelion.
The publication refers to local history, traditional professions and women’s occupations, agricultural occupations, traditions and customs.
The book shows images and snapshots from a world that is slowly fading away, images that affected me, that were engraved in my memory and I wanted to capture and transmit them.