Crios is the Irish word for a belt and it pronounced as ‘Kris’, ‘Crioseanna’ is the plural.
Traditionally woven from wool of six different colours, the Crios often has a white border. The men of the Aran Islands, off the west coast of Ireland, wore the crios, bound around the waist of their tweed trousers. Liz weaves the ‘CHRISTY CRIOS’ on a loom which she inherited from a property clear out in County Sligo. The owner of the shed wanted the two shaft floor loom ‘to go to a good home’. So Liz gladly obliged and used it to perfect the design and weaving of ‘the crios’, encouraged by her friend and mentor, Kitty Joyce of Cleo Ltd. ‘CHRISTY CRIOS’ are handcrafted with beautiful Donegal tweed wool.
Hand crafted to use as a belt, a guitar strap or a hand fasting braid to ‘tie the knot’. This Christy Crios is woven from Donegal wool using rose pink, red and light grey colours.