1Gb. Greece: traditional men's clothing (Late-Ottoman era or style).

Including the Aegean Islands and Krete. Including accessories.
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A knife in late-Ottoman style, first quarter of the 20th century.  Provenance: Greece.  Dimensions: length 21,3 cm.

A knife: provenance: Greece dimensions: length cm. island of Crete

Traditional Greek costumes of Kosti and the neighbouring village of Brodivo (NE Thrace, near Burgaz, southern Bulgaria).  Following the Balkan Wars, the village was ceded to Bulgaria by the Ottoman Empire, and the local Greeks moved to Greece, particularly Greek Macedonia and northern Greece, in 1924.

The Greek people of Kosti and the neighbouring village Brodivo came to Greece from NE Thrace (Bulgaria today), in

General Yannis Makriyannis (1797–1864) was a Greek merchant, military officer, politician and author, best known today for his Memoirs. Starting from humble origins, he joined the Greek struggle for independence, achieving the rank of general and leading his men to notable victories

General Yannis Makriyannis was a Greek merchant, military officer, politician and author. A merchant is a businessperson who trades in commodities produced by others, in order to earn a profit.

Detail of a traditional Greek ceremonial man's costume (upper class), ca. 1830.  Gold embroidery in late-Ottoman Balkan style. (Benaki Museum, Athens).

Detail of a traditional Greek ceremonial man's costume (upper class), ca. Gold embroidery in late-Ottoman Balkan style.

Two armed Albanians in Salonica/Thessaloníki (northern Greece), ca. 1900.

Two armed Albanians in Salonica/Thessaloníki (northern Greece), ca.

Greek traditional wedding costumes from Kavakli  (now Inzovo, in the Topolovgrad region, southern Bulgaria),  Clothing style: early 20th century.  These are recent workshop-made copies, as worn by folk dance groups.

Greek traditional wedding costumes from Kavakli (now Inzovo, in the Topolovgrad region, southern Bulgaria), Clothing style: early century. These are recent workshop-made copies, as worn by folk dance groups.

Rear view of a male vest from the island of Thasos (NE Aegean), early 20th century.

Rear view of a male vest from the island of Thasos (NE Aegean), early century.

Turks from Crete, in their traditional festive/ceremonial costume.  Late-Ottoman era, end of 19th century.

Turks from Crete, in their traditional festive/ceremonial costume. Late-Ottoman era, end of century.

Front view of a male vest from the island of Thasos (NE Aegean), early 20th century.

Front view of a male vest from the island of Thasos (NE Aegean), early century.

Man's sleeveless vest from Hydra Island (lying to the East of the Peloponnese), ca. 1900.

Man's sleeveless vest from Hydra Island (lying to the East of the Peloponnese), ca.

Traditional Karakasani (or 'Sarakatsani') costume from Thrace.  Clothing style: ca. 1900.  This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Traditional Karakasani (or 'Sarakatsani') costume from Thrace. Clothing style: ca. This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Man's costume, with suit, sash, and fez.  Late-Ottoman era, in the style of the Aegean Islands, ca. 1835. Made for John Lowell, Jr. in Turkey while on his world tour.  (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Man's costume, with suit, sash, and fez. Late-Ottoman era, in the style of the Aegean Islands, ca. 1835. Made for John Lowell, Jr. in Turkey while on his world tour. (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Traditional Greek costume from Kavakli (eastern Roumelia, now part of Bulgaria). Clothing style: early 20th century.  This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Traditional Greek costume from Kavakli (eastern Roumelia, now part of Bulgaria). This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Traditional costume from the Evros region (Greek Thrace, on the border with Turkey). Clothing style: Greek, early 20th century.  This is a contemporary workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.  (Source: Stamco Costumes; www.greek-costumes.com).

Traditional costume from the Evros region (Greek Thrace, on the border with Turkey). Clothing style: Greek, early 20th century. This is a contemporary workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups. (Source: Stamco Costumes; www.greek-costumes.com).

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