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...
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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.
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