The whole construction process was done by hand, without machines, using oak, chestnut and robolo wood. Much later, in the 1970s, coal-fired factories were equipped with machinery. Wooden barrels occupied the first place in the storage of products and because their construction required some technique, some specialized and practiced this art as a profession. They made curls, puffs, cardamom vlandes, barrels for cheese, barrels for wine etc.
Traditional Metsovite coral laboratory (archive: Costas Balafas)
Barrel production process
Metsovite coral laboratory