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Urban costume of Ioannina, Epiros. Mid 19th century © Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplion, Greece

Urban costume of Ioannina, Epiros. Mid century © Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplion, Greece Woman wearing a Pirpiri over an Entari (Pharyah)

Albanian 'pirpiri'-coat. 19th century. (Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art).

(Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art).

This bridal/festive costume from Argyrokastro/Gjirokastër (southern Albania) with minor variations in the headdress, was worn by both Greek and Muslim women alike. It consists of a long white chemise, short waistcoat, long black overcoat embroidered in gold, and a gold belt and buckle. The breast is covered by the armatha, a chain ornament with gold-plated coins, which was worn for the wedding and then became a family heirloom. The head is covered with a silk gold embroidered headscarf.

This bridal/festive costume from Argyrokastro/Gjirokastër (southern Albania)…

Women's festival clothing Metsovo - Epirus 19th - 20th century. Athens, Museum of Greek Folk Art.

This festival costume from Metsovo used to include a cream-colored silk chemise…

Παραδοσιακές φορεσιές απο την Ήπειρο./Πωγώνι(αριστερα)/Βλαχοι Ιωαννίνων(δεξια)/Traditional costumes from Epirus, Greece

Παραδοσιακές φορεσιές απο την Ήπειρο./Πωγώνι(αριστερα)/Βλαχοι Ιωαννίνων(δεξια)/Traditional costumes from Epirus, Greece

Woman's belt, from Janina (Epirus, NW Greece). Influenced by the Neo-Barok style. Late-Ottoman era, end of 19th century.

Woman's belt, from Janina (Epirus, NW Greece). Influenced by the Neo-Barok style. Late-Ottoman era, end of century.

Γυναικεία παραδοσιακή φορεσιά απο το Σούλι της Ηπείρου.(Εθνικό Ιστορικό Μουσείο,Αθήνα)

Γυναικεία παραδοσιακή φορεσιά απο το Σούλι της Ηπείρου.(Εθνικό Ιστορικό Μουσείο,Αθήνα)

Two woman's dresses from Ioannina (Epirus, northern Greece). From the Jewish Asseo family, late-Ottoman, ca. 1850. Top: The dress is silk- and gilt metal-thread embroidery on silk brocade. Bottom: silk-thread embroidery on silk brocade H: 117; W: 37 cm. (The Israel Museum, Jerusalem).

Two woman's dresses from Ioannina (Epirus, northern Greece). From the Jewish…

Εορτασμοί της 4ης Αυγούστου: γυναίκα με παραδοσιακή φορεσιά του Μετσόβου 1937. Nelly's (Σεραϊδάρη Έλλη)

Εορτασμοί της 4ης Αυγούστου: γυναίκα με παραδοσιακή φορεσιά του Μετσόβου 1937. Nelly's (Σεραϊδάρη Έλλη)

Ηπειρος-Πωγώνι Κεφαλόδεσμος με την " αμπόλια" Λύκειο των Ελληνίδων-Αθήνα Ημερολόγιο

Ηπειρος-Πωγώνι Κεφαλόδεσμος με την " αμπόλια" Λύκειο των Ελληνίδων-Αθήνα Ημερολόγιο

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