Chios Mastiha Cleaning
Using sharp knives each Chios Mastiha grain is cleaned of foreign matter stuck on the Chios Mastiha. This process called “Pastrema”.
As it is a tiring and monotonous job, it is done in groups of women, so-called “danikes”.
Every woman brings her friends to help her and then repays.
They usually work three or four hours, from November to Spring.