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« on: November 24, 2002, 08:40:17 PM »

You know there are many providers of various Orthodox Arts and Crafts out there, and many do not have an internet prescence.  I could not find a directory for this topic on Google so I thought I'd start one.  If I've left out any categories in the outline below let me know.  Also, I'd like links for any sites that teach you how to get started in a craft.  http://www.prosphora.org would be a good example of this.  

VISUAL ART
Icons
Frescos
Tapestries

LITURGICAL CONSUMABLES
Wine
Prosphora
Candles
Incense
Charcoal

WOODWORK
Analogion(Icon Stands)
Tables(Altar, Proskomedia)
Taper Racks
Crosses
Coffins

METALWORK
Bells
Candlestands
Baptismals(?)
Miscellaneous
Censers

GLASS AND CERAMICS
Vigil Lamps
Chandeliers
Miscellaneous Containers(Holy Water, etc)

JEWELERY
Crosses
Pectoral Crosses
Wedding Crowns

ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION
Architects
Contractors

FABRIC ARTS
Vestment Tailors
Cassock/Riasa Tailors
Tapestries (see VISUAL ARTS)
Liturgical Fabrics (Curtains, Analogion covers)
Prayer Ropes
Burial Shrouds

LITERARY ARTS
Orthodox Publishers
Bookbinders/Repairs
Bookstores

MISCELLANEOUS
Psanki (egg decorating)
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2002, 08:51:00 PM »

Here are a few examples of the format I'd prefer:

Krista West Vestments and Cassocks
Category: FABRIC ARTS - Vestment and Cassock Tailor
Website: http://www.kwvestments.com/
Products: Priest, Deacon, Acolyte vestments, cassocks, vestment rentals, Kalimata sets, Communion Cloths, Ileton(antimension cover), Altar Cloth, Proskomedia table cover, Analogion covers, vestment covers, travelling vestment sets.
Contact info: 503.284.1815 west@swiftnet.com

Prosphora.org
Category: LITURGICAL CONSUMABLES - Prosphora
Website: http://www.prosphora.org/
Products: Prosphora seals.  Site is a great resource for learning to make prosphora with several recipes(including artos) and articles relating to prosphora.  Also has information on making prayer ropes and Pascha and Lenten recipes.  
Contact: aquaro@earthlink.net
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2002, 10:38:29 PM »

More entries as well as a new category RETAILER for places like Holoviaks and Eastern Christian Supply that are too extensive for one or two categories.

Fanciful Designs
Category: JEWELERY - Wedding Crowns, MISCELLANEOUS
Website: http://www.orthodoxweddings.com/
Products: Greek style stefana(crown) sets with or without attaching ribbons, crown display cases, ring pillows, orthodox wedding photo albums, candle decorations.
Contact: Contact form on website

Doumanoff Candles Inc.
Category: LITURGICAL CONSUMABLES - Candles
Website: http://www.dcandles.com/
Products: Beeswax and Paraffin candles in a variety of sizes, decorated candles for weddings and baptisms, processional candles, and bishop's candle set(dikiri and trikiri) along with charcoal, lighting tapers, votive glasses, and incense.
Contact: 800.788.1138 dcandles@warwick.net

How to tie an Orthodox Prayer Rope
Category: FABRIC ARTS - Prayer Ropes
Website: http://www.wattfamily.org/prayerope.html
Products: None - This is a site dedicated to the art of tying Orthodox Prayer ropes.  The site features many photos as well as a video available for download.
Contact: marty@wattfamily.org

Eastern Christian Supply
Category: RETAILER
Website: http://www.easternchristian.com/
Products: Eastern Christian Supply is one of the "Mega" Church Supply sources.  Please check their website or order a catalog for a full listing.
Contact: 530.467.5620  530.467.3996fax fatherj@sisqtel.net
Eastern Christian Supply Company
P.O. Box 677
Etna, CA  96027

Convent of St. Elizabeth The Grand Duchess of Russia
Category: FABRIC ARTS - Vestment and Cassock Tailor, Prayer Ropes VISUAL ARTS - Icons, Embroidered Icons
Website: http://www.sisqtel.net/~cse/Convent/Convent.htm
Products: Byzantine embroidery, Athonite style vestments (Bishop, Priest, Deacon, Subdeacon, Acolyte), chalice and altar covers, embroidered crosses for vestments, baptismal robes, cassocks, nun's habits, icons, embroidered icons, icon boxes, prayer ropes, altar covers, ecclesiastical hats,
Contact: 530.467.5625 530.467.5635fax cse@sisqtel.net
Convent of St. Elizabeth
P.O. Box 126, 225 Forest Walk
Etna, CA 96027

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