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.
Albanian 'pirpiri'-coat. 19th century. (Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art).
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Women's festival clothing Metsovo - Epirus 19th - 20th century. Athens, Museum of Greek Folk Art.
Woman's belt, from Janina (Epirus, NW Greece). Influenced by the Neo-Barok style. Late-Ottoman era, end of 19th century.
Παραδοσιακές φορεσιές απο την Ήπειρο./Πωγώνι(αριστερα)/Βλαχοι Ιωαννίνων(δεξια)/Traditional costumes from Epirus, Greece