Old and rusty hinges, knockers, hoops

Old door knob from a door in an old stone house in the Zagori region
A careful walk on the traditional cobble paths of the Zagori villages in Northern Greece will reveal a variety of rusty metal details decorating the weather beaten wooden doors and windows of the old traditional stone houses. These details are interesting to notice as they reveal, in their own language that is, the history of these time worn buildings and villages.

Rusty strap hinges holding the huge yard doors, hand forged iron knockers for the guest to announce his arrival to the landlord, door latches meant to keep those not so welcome outside, are all part of this forgotten art of iron forging.

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