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Traditional bridal/festive costume from Salamina (on Salamis Island, Attica), ca. late 19th century.

Traditional bridal/festive costume from Salamina (on Salamis Island, Attica), ca. late 19th century.

Greek traditional costume from the village of Kavakli (now: Inzovo, in the Topolovgrad region, southern Bulgaria).  Clothing style: ca. 1900.  At the time the village population was Greek for more than 90%.  This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Greek traditional costume from the village of Kavakli (now: Inzovo, in the Topolovgrad region, southern Bulgaria). Clothing style: ca. 1900. At the time the village population was Greek for more than 90%. This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Festive costume from Kavakli (eastern Roumelia). Early 20th c. With some variations, this costume was worn by married as well as single women in the 11 Greek villages of the Kavakli district (now part of Bulgaria). After the population exchange of 1922-23, its inhabitants settled in Thessaly, Macedonia & Thrace. The main item of the costume is the tsoukna, a sleeveless one-piece dress with an embroidered hem; its type of embroidery, patterns & colors denoted the social situation of the…

Festive costume from Kavakli (eastern Roumelia). Early 20th c. With some variations, this costume was worn by married as well as single women in the 11 Greek villages of the Kavakli district (now part of Bulgaria). After the population exchange of 1922-23, its inhabitants settled in Thessaly, Macedonia & Thrace. The main item of the costume is the tsoukna, a sleeveless one-piece dress with an embroidered hem; its type of embroidery, patterns & colors denoted the social situation of the…

Traditional festive costume from Trikeri (Thessaly, Greece).  Clothing style: ca. 1900.  This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Traditional festive costume from Trikeri (Thessaly, Greece). Clothing style: ca. 1900. This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

The bridal and festive costume of Stefanoviki was the customary dress of nearly all the villages of eastern Thessaly.  Second half of 19th century.

The bridal and festive costume of Stefanoviki was the customary dress of nearly all the villages of eastern Thessaly. Second half of 19th century.

Traditional festive costume from Greek Thrace.  Clothing style: early 20th century.  This is a (good) recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Traditional festive costume from Greek Thrace. Clothing style: early 20th century. This is a (good) recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Woman's cotton jacket with long flaring sleeves, and matching cotton ‘shalvari’ (baggy trousers).  Costume worn by Jewish from Ioannina (northern Greece), late-Ottoman era, 19th century.  Both garments are adorned with gold embroidery.  (© The Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens).

Woman's cotton jacket with long flaring sleeves, and matching cotton ‘shalvari’ (baggy trousers). Costume worn by Jewish from Ioannina (northern Greece), late-Ottoman era, 19th century. Both garments are adorned with gold embroidery. (© The Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens).

Η παραδοσιακή γυναικεία ενδυμασία από το Καβακλί Θράκης - Traditional women's Greek folk costume from Kavakli, Thrace.

Η παραδοσιακή γυναικεία ενδυμασία από το Καβακλί Θράκης - Traditional women's Greek folk costume from Kavakli, Thrace.

Silk brocade skirt made from a ‘shalvari’ (baggy trousers), with matching short jacket.   Originating from Jewish families in Greece.  Late-Ottoman style, ca. 1900.  (© The Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens).

Silk brocade skirt made from a ‘shalvari’ (baggy trousers), with matching short jacket. Originating from Jewish families in Greece. Late-Ottoman style, ca. 1900. (© The Jewish Museum of Greece, Athens).

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