In the context of the new Cannabis Project and its collaboration with “the Kannavi”, ARTEX takes part in the first Greek Cannabis Expo that will be carried out from Friday 12/1 until Sunday 14/1 in the Tae Kwon Do Stadium, Faliro.
ARTEX’s participation in the exhibition intends to illuminate the diachronic, mostly industrial, use of hemp and to underline its usefulness as a raw material. Hemp counts among ARTEX’s research interests, since, at the same time with its euphoric and medicinal use, it was one of the materials most used in textile and rope production from ancient times until today. It studies the references of hemp in ancient texts and inscriptions, as well as finds of archaeological textiles discovered in excavations. Research shows that hemp was used in Greece for textile production and for ropes, especially for ships, in the first millennium BC. Moreover, one extant fabric from Trachones, Alimos, dated to the 5th c. BC, has been identified as being made from hemp.