These ladies gather each week in Çatalköy’ü Geliştirme ve Kültür Dernegi in Çatalköy to engage in traditional Cypriot handicraft. They happily tell us that it is a pleasant and sociable way to meet and socialize at the same time as they learn to make beautiful wooden objects which they can take home or give as gifts.
One of the women proudly shows us a large full-length mirror she is producing. The frame has many details and you need to be very focused and detailed when carving the wood.
The women have the help of their knowledgeable teacher who shows them how to draw the patterns and so on. These kinds of traditional Cypriot wooden objects are visible in all Cypriot homes, and they are also available in many souvenir shops. The wood is light when producing objects but then change colour over time to a darker tone.
Anyone who wishes to participate and engage in traditional Cypriot woodwork is very welcome to join the group in Çatalköy.