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Theophilos, who was a traditional painter from the neighboring island of Lesvos...

Theophilos, who was a traditional painter from the neighboring island of Lesvos, paints in 1933 a gorgeous painting with the Kechagia of Limnos. Theophilos depicts him with his stick, his dog, guard of the herd, while playing his typical pear-shaped lyre. According to Limnos’ oral tradition, the narrations and the folk songs, the paddock represents the "kingdom" of Kechagia. The Kechagiades initially were the administrators of the property of the Mount Athos monasteries or the wealthy landowners.Subsequently they acquired their own property and the term was stating the breeder, owner of a significant number of sheep and goats who simultaneously cultivates the land. Do not miss the chance to get to know the culture of Kechagiades, still alive on the island, with the songs and dances being a key component in the feasts and celebrations on Limnos.

You’ll find more information about Kechagiades in kokkinovraxos.blogspot.gr

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