A typical item from Mykonos that predominantly flourished until a few decades ago but still serves to differentiate the island’s culture. Mykonos and the neighbouring island of Delos were weaving centers even in prehistoric times. The creation of textiles, which was the primary occupation of the local women until the middle of the 20th century, was mentioned by visitors to Mykonos in the 17th and 18th centuries. In actuality, these were artistic textiles that won prizes in numerous global competitions. Additionally, they were exported and used to adorn the Athens royal palace. The gift shops in Mykonos Town now carry a wide variety of fabrics with lovely designs on them. More than 500 textile patterns from the 1970s are on display in the Folklore Museum in Chora, where one may also find these fabrics.