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.
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.