In Crete, the 'xobliastres' gently weave the 'kouloura' of life and good fortune. They mold the dough into a perfect circle and adorn it with symbols - the 'xomblia.' Their fingers transform into fairy fingers, crafting lotus flowers for luck and strength. They sculpt a dragon for protection. The tree of life, sprouting leaves to make our hope and optimism grow. They mold an owl to show us the way when darkness falls. The women embroider upon the dough, weaving threads of our good fortune and new beginnings.