SPECIAL NOTICE: Grecian Imports will be closing its retail store by the end of 2012
, and converting to an online only business
. Food products are being phased out first (although some basics will stil be available), followed by the remaining product lines. Products such as party favors, candles, witness pins, religious goods, jordan almonds, tulle, and related products will be available through a new business named wordlygoods.CO
(Please note - NOT .com
, rather .CO
). This new site is under construction, but active. Remaining inventory will be liquidated at substantial savings over regular prices. Online shopping for some products is still active, with most transactions being handled by Wordly Goods.
Martirika (Baptismal Ribbon - Witness Pins)
Martirika or Florakia, as Greeks call them, are a traditional ribbon witness-pin
used by Greek Orthodox faithful in their baptismal ceremonies to signify
the witnessing of the event.
Our martirika are all hand-sewn with great attention to detail.
All materials are top quality and the difference shows. We use silk
ribbons, fine lace, and metal icons and crosses imported direct from
Greece. Each is hand made by our talented and experienced staff.
Typically, one ribbon per guest attending the event is given. All items are priced per dozen
with the exception of the Specials.
larger versions of the ribbons below (bottom of the page), are imprinted with the status of important persons in the child's life, include people such as the Godfather, Godmother, grandparents,
parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.
Witness pins can be made in any color, we can mix and match and components,
or we can create something completely new. Custom orders should be placed by phone.
Witness pins come with crosses or mini icons with a pin for attaching. Our staff will pick the cross that looks best or you can choose one from the very bottom of this page.
Names and dates can also be imprinted on the ribbons for an additional fee of
$7.20 per dozen plus a flat rate setup fee of $10.00 per order. Not all ribbons
are wide enough for printing. Print orders can be made below.
Order above styles: $18/dozen
Order above styles: $21/dozen
Order above styles: $24/dozen
Specials are made to match your order.
Order Specials: $6 each
SHOWN BELOW: Crosses and mini icons for the witness pins.
Witness pins come with whichever pin our staff thinks
looks best (the default being number 10), or one of your choice from below (if available).
To specify a certain style for your pins, please add comments
in the shopping cart, or give us a call or email.
These are available individually for 75 cents each.
Please call to order
Items marks as "with pin" have an attached pin that pokes through the ribbon and bends down.
Those marked "sewn on" are typically sewed or glued in place.
Please keep in mind this is just an overview of the
martirika that we can make for you. If you don't see exactly what you
are looking, we can tailor or other designs to meet your needs or design
something completely from scratch. Call or email and tell us what you
need. We're always glad to help.
If you plan on ordering martirika, please read our Party
Favor Ordering Policy page.