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Mentis Textile Industry

The Mentis Textile Industry also operates as a museum which belongs to the Benaki Museum.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    2011 The enterprise closed and Benaki Museum took over.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

Mentis Textiles is one of the oldest passementerie enterprises. Today, it is a museum, but is also an operating laboratory of traditional techniques of yarn processing, weaving and embroidery.

What I can't see

The products and equipment are a donation of the Mentis family to the Benaki Museum. This business has decorated traditional costumes, priestly vestments, military uniforms, theatrical costumes and creations of famous fashion houses of Greece and abroad for over a century and a half. Apart from preserving traditional techniques, the museum promotes the preservation of production process, collaborates with specialized craftsmen, and organizes lessons for adults and exhibitions.



Benaki Museum, (2016), Κλωστοϋφαντουργία Μεντής, [Mentis Passementerie], in

Last visit 21/11/2018


Open House Athens, (2017), Κλωστοϋφαντουργία Μεντής, [Mentis Passementerie] OHA