Pontos

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Pontos means sea. Pontioi used to live between Russia and Turkey. They were Greeks sent there in Byzantine era to protect the borders. They were strong passionate people. After the last wars between Turkey and Greece, there was a population exchange, so many of them had to leave their land to come to Greece. Many of them were killed, that is why they always wear black. They show their constant grieve. Their costume is complete with a pair of sharp knives.

Pontos means sea. Pontioi used to live between Russia and Turkey. They were Greeks sent there in Byzantine era to protect the borders. They were strong passionate people. After the last wars between Turkey and Greece, there was a population exchange, so many of them had to leave their land to come to Greece. Many of them were killed, that is why they always wear black. They show their constant grieve. Their costume is complete with a pair of sharp knives.

Traditional festive/ceremonial attire, from Trabzon (Eastern Black Sea Coast). Late-Ottoman, end of 19th century.

Traditional festive/ceremonial attire, from Trabzon (Eastern Black Sea Coast). Late-Ottoman, end of 19th century.

Pontian woman and child

Pontian woman and child

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