The mask (Pròsopos) is the most important element of the costume used for the ‘Boules’ traditional carnival custom in Naoussa, Imathia, Northern Greece.The exact history of this custom is not clear, but there are many indications that it is connected with the ancient festivals for welcoming spring during which Dionysus, the ancient Greek god of wine, was honoured.Groups of dancers follow standard routes across the city and start rituals that still adhere to the same routes of their ancestors

The mask (Pròsopos) is the most important element of the costume used for the ‘Boules’ traditional carnival custom in Naoussa, Imathia, Northern Greece.The exact history of this custom is not clear, but there are many indications that it is connected with the ancient festivals for welcoming spring during which Dionysus, the ancient Greek god of wine, was honoured.Groups of dancers follow standard routes across the city and start rituals that still adhere to the same routes of their ancestors

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Costume of the Karagouni, Thessaly, Greece

Costume of the Karagouni, Thessaly, Greece

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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...

Chaussure a pompoms Festive costume from Aghioi Pantes, Thesprotia in Epirus. Worn in several villages of that area up to the northern border of Greece in variations.  Size 	  Date 	Early 20th c. - vue de dos http://www.texmedindigitalibrary.eu/img_db/giv7hmks_2.jpg

Chaussure a pompoms Festive costume from Aghioi Pantes, Thesprotia in Epirus. Worn in several villages of that area up to the northern border of Greece in variations. Size Date Early 20th c. - vue de dos http://www.texmedindigitalibrary.eu/img_db/giv7hmks_2.jpg

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traditional costume in Olympos, Karpathos island, Greece

traditional costume in Olympos, Karpathos island, Greece

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