Despite my cold and orders to stay in bed until my solo concert, I couldn’t resist an opportunity to visit Kyria Maria, the weaver in Lefkes, one last time. Since I’ve already photographed her twice, today I directed my attention to her workshop and store-room while two of my classmates did her portrait. There was a cool intensity of light coming in through the doors and a beautiful jumble of tools, produce, oil jugs, recycling, wool, string and newspaper. And her little feet! We also got to meet one of her sons, pictured above.
As beautiful as the tea towels that I bought from her are, for me, nothing will be as special as the memory of eating figs and having the chance to photograph Maria’s proud face in her hillside studio.