Generations of Inis Oírr islanders in the Aran Islands in Galway Bay have worn these colourful belts known as a crios. The crios, worn around the waist, holds clothing in place, supports the back and provides comfort and warmth. Our crios is also very popular today as hand fasting cords in marriage ceremonies or belts worn with jeans or school uniforms or as camera / bodhrán/ accordion/ guitar straps. We weave the crios on a manual loom in our Cleas Crafts Shop, Unit 1, Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr.
To order contact or 09975979 or drop into Cleas Crafts' Shop (Mon-Fri 9.00-5.00pm).
Below is our present range of the traditional multi-coloured item of clothing known as a "crios".
Wedding hand fasting cord
Multi coloured wristbands
With jeans for men and women. As a back support or in the traditional manner