FolkCostume&Embroidery: Costume of the Karagouni, Thessaly, Greece

Hello all, Today I will talk about one of the most complicated costumes of Greece, that of the Karagounai. The Karagouni are an .

Νυφική φορεσιά Διδυμότειχου / Bridal costume of Didymóteicho in the Evros region of East Macedonia and Thrace, in NE Greece.

Traditional wedding dress from Didimoteixo (Greek Thrace/Thraki, on the border with Turkey).

Women's festive dress @ the Museum of Macedonia

Bulgarian young woman's dress "Kurddija" woman's long waist coat "Vuta" bridal apron Skopska Blatija Museum of Macedonia

Traditional festive costume from Greek Thrace.  Clothing style: early 20th century.  This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Traditional festive costume from Greek Thrace. This is a recent workshop-made copy, as worn by folk dance groups.

Greece, Macedonia, Florina, sleeveless woollen coat (sagias), felt, gold thread, metal foil, wool thread, saddle blanket wool fringe, beginning of 20th century, front

Greece, Macedonia, Florina, sleeveless woollen coat (sagias), felt, gold thread, metal foil, wool thread, saddle blanket wool fringe, beginning of 20th century, front

FolkCostume&Embroidery: Costume of the Karagouni, Thessaly, Greece

apron FolkCostume&Embroidery: Costume of the Karagouni, Thessaly, Greece

Μακεδονία -Σέρρες - Σκουτ, ή πρεσκούτνικ όπως λέγεται στην Άνω Ορεινή, μάλλινη, μονόφυλλη, ορθογώνια παραλληλόγραμμη ποδιά που φορούν οι νύφες / Macedonia - Serres - Skoutas or preskoutnik-called Upper Mountain, wool, single-wing, rectangles apron worn by brides.

A woollen apron worn by brides. From Serres (Greek Macedonia).

East Thracian region, Strandja area - Voden, Elhovo

Bulgarian costume from East Thracian region, Strandja area - Voden, Elhovo.

Φορεσιά Σαρακατσάνας από την ΄Ηπειρο. Ημερολόγιο 1991. Αθήνα, συλλογή Λυκείου των Ελληνίδων. Δημοσίευση από Hellenic Costume Society.

Φορεσιά Σαρακατσάνας από την ΄Ηπειρο. Ημερολόγιο 1991. Αθήνα, συλλογή Λυκείου των Ελληνίδων. Δημοσίευση από Hellenic Costume Society.

Greece, Macedonia, Florina, sleeveless woollen coat (sagias), felt, gold thread, metal foil, wool thread, saddle blanket wool fringe, beginning of 20th century

Sagias, sleeveless, white overcoat made of saddle blanket ( detail)

FolkCostume&Embroidery: Costume of the Karagouni, Thessaly, Greece

Greece - These separate decorative cuffs are called manikoulia and have a variety of different embroideries. This is another way of wearing a variety of ornamentation without making multiple garments. Costume of the Karagouni, Thessaly, Greece

Greece, Macedonia, Florina, tunic, cotton, silk thread spangles, beads, wool thread, 20th c

Greece, Macedonia, Florina, tunic, cotton, silk thread spangles, beads, wool thread, 20th c

Sarakatsana chrysi, the Karagouni gold embroidered bridal apron made of crimson felt. This type of apron is worn in the region of Thessaly (Θεσσαλία), from Karditsa (Καρδίτσα) in the west to the villages of Palamas (Παλαμάς) and Sofades (Σοφάδες) in the east © Lyceum Club of Greek Women

Bridal Sarakatsana "chrysi" appron worn in regions of Thessaly © Lyceum Club of Greek Women.

Antique Sarakachani Greek Folk Wedding Costume on Ebay

Festive Antique Sarakachani Greek Folk Wedding Costume Lovely Extremely Rare

Antique Sarakachani Greek Folk Wedding Costume on Ebay

‘Gerdanlık’ (choker necklace, to be worn close to the neck).  Silver. Late-Ottoman, circa end of 19th century.  On exhibit in the Edirne Museum.  (© Dick Osseman).

‘Gerdanlık’ (choker necklace, to be worn close to the neck). Late-Ottoman, circa end of century. On exhibit in the Edirne Museum.

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