Chios carv­ings in­spire de­sign at heart of Europe

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An­dreas An­gel­i­dakis has drawn in­spi­ra­tion from tra­di­tional carv­ings, known as ‘xysta’ in Greek, from the vil­lage of Pyrgi on the north­ern Aegean is­land of Chios to dec­o­rate the Jus­tus Lip­sius Build­ing in Brus­sels, which is the home of the Coun­cil of the Euro­pean Union. The Pyrgi xysta con­sist of ge­o­met­ri­cal pat­terns carved onto plas­ter on the ex­te­rior of build­ings. Greece holds the six-month ro­tat­ing pres­i­dency of the EU un­til the end of June.

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