Crete has created and maintained a great regional culture, while at the same time suffered various influences from East and West.
In a wider view, however, the cultural tradition of Crete is part of the Aegean tradition, with several common elements, such as home, clothing, gastronomy, music, etc. The language, manners and customs, improvised mantinades, the proverbs, the legends, blessings, curses, spells and so many other forms of social life, are monuments of speech.
In this popular culture must be added the creations of popular traditional art, which is the folk architecture, sculpture, ceramics - pottery, painting and the arts with the female character, such as knitting, embroidery and weaving.
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