It has been said that the Anoghia’s special preoccupation with weaving dates back to the second world war when women took up the art due to the deaths of their husbands, murdered by the Nazis. In addition, Anoghia has a small wool factory. Embroidery and lace making is still practiced (to perfection!) in a number of the Amari Valley villages. For basket-weaving, visit Mixorrouma, a short distance outside Spili, where this tradition continues. The Historical and Folk museum of Rethymnon houses a fabulous collection.