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).

Amanda_Wakeley-14

Amanda_Wakeley-14

BRIDAL COSTUME With a long cotton chemise richly adorned with silk and gold embroideries. Attica. Cotton, silk thread, metal thread, wool, felt, velvet. 19th c.

BRIDAL COSTUME With a long cotton chemise richly adorned with silk and gold embroideries. Attica. Cotton, silk thread, metal thread, wool, felt, velvet. 19th 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

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.

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

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

Chrysomándilo costume from Astypalaia, Dodecanese Circa 1870 ©Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplion, Greece This bridal and festive costume of Astypalaia, the chrysomándilo, belonged to the...

Chrysomándilo costume from Astypalaia, Dodecanese Circa 1870 ©Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplion, Greece This bridal and festive costume of Astypalaia, the chrysomándilo, belonged to the...

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