FolkCostume&Embroidery: Costume of the Sarakatsani or Karakachani, Greece

FolkCostume&Embroidery: Costume of the Sarakatsani or Karakachani, Greece

Encore un foulard a franges -   Woman’s bridal dress from Kastellorizo of the Dodecanese island group in the Ottoman town costume composition. - 1900's

Encore un foulard a franges - Woman’s bridal dress from Kastellorizo of the Dodecanese island group in the Ottoman town costume composition. - 1900's

Bridal costume of Alexandria (Yidas), Imathia, Macedonia. Early 20th c. ©Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation. The bridal costume was worn in villages in the plain of Yannitsa. The bridal headdress is a katsoúli me tis foúndes: the katsoúli is the egg-shaped part of the headdress, held in place on the crown of the head by a lock of hair from married women. Wrapped round the katsoúli are three kerchiefs. One hangs down the back and is called the peristéra (dove).

Bridal costume of Alexandria (Yidas), Imathia, Macedonia. Early 20th c. ©Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation. The bridal costume was worn in villages in the plain of Yannitsa. The bridal headdress is a katsoúli me tis foúndes: the katsoúli is the egg-shaped part of the headdress, held in place on the crown of the head by a lock of hair from married women. Wrapped round the katsoúli are three kerchiefs. One hangs down the back and is called the peristéra (dove).

Bridal costume from Kifisia, Central Greece. Early 20th c. © Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation

Bridal costume from Kifisia, Central Greece. Early 20th c. © Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation

Greek wedding hair

Greek wedding hair

Of the various forms of Greek folk and popular arts, the category of attire presents the most regional differentiation. Traditional Greek costume was self-contained social entity that operated on multiple sociological levels (practical, aesthetic, signifying, symbolic) and could communicate the individual’s socioeconomic standing, along with age and marital status...

Of the various forms of Greek folk and popular arts, the category of attire presents the most regional differentiation. Traditional Greek costume was self-contained social entity that operated on multiple sociological levels (practical, aesthetic, signifying, symbolic) and could communicate the individual’s socioeconomic standing, along with age and marital status...

Y e m e n i t e Jewish woman | #yemeni #yemenijewelry #yemeniart

Y e m e n i t e Jewish woman | #yemeni #yemenijewelry #yemeniart

Two costumes from Corinthia and Stymphalia, Peloponnese of the same sartorial  family worn before the middle of the 19th c. in all Peloponnese and central Greece. Each  village bears a particular group of embroideries on all costume parts.  Size 	Right: H(chemise)1.30 - (bodice)0.36 - (coat)0.75, Left: H(chemise)1.27 - (bodice)0.31 - (coat)0.85 m  Date 	Early 20th c.

Two costumes from Corinthia and Stymphalia, Peloponnese of the same sartorial family worn before the middle of the 19th c. in all Peloponnese and central Greece. Each village bears a particular group of embroideries on all costume parts. Size Right: H(chemise)1.30 - (bodice)0.36 - (coat)0.75, Left: H(chemise)1.27 - (bodice)0.31 - (coat)0.85 m Date Early 20th c.

Traditional festive costume from the island of Skyros. Greek, ca. 1900.

Traditional festive costume from the island of Skyros. Greek, ca. 1900.

A version of the Attica bridal dress worn in all the villages round Athens. The chemise border embroidery composed of extremely difficult and imaginative motifs, was often covered with gold embroidery, a gift from the bride groom to the bride. - mi 19th

A version of the Attica bridal dress worn in all the villages round Athens. The chemise border embroidery composed of extremely difficult and imaginative motifs, was often covered with gold embroidery, a gift from the bride groom to the bride. - mi 19th

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