The embroideries found on 19th century Greek women's folk dresses are fascinating.Anthropomorphic figures on embroidered costumes of elderly women remembering having worn those dresses reveal that those motifs were called by idiomatic names , such as "dancing dolls" and other innumerable "magical" symbols

Greek women's folk dress, anthropomorphic figures, c

Costumes

Greece, festive costume from Kifissia, Attica, early century with numerous amulets used to protect the wearer from the Evil Eye.

Κολονάτο πουκάμισο, μπροστινή όψη    Ελλάδα	Πελοπόννησος	Κορινθίας	Βόχα-long bridal  embroided shirt from korinthos-peloponesse-Greece

Long Dridal Embroided Shirt from Korinthos, Peloponesse.

RARE Old Northern Greek Thrace Folk Costume from Evros Region from Cotton | eBay

RARE Old Northern Greek Thrace Folk Costume from Evros Region from Cotton

Λεπτομέρεια της παραδοσιακής φορεσιάς απο την Περαχώρα Κορινθίας.

Λεπτομέρεια της παραδοσιακής φορεσιάς απο την Περαχώρα Κορινθίας.

Long-sleeved chemise of off-white cotton  H. 1.28 m.  Stymfalia, Corinthia, Peloponnese. Late 19th century  © Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplion, Greece  This chemise is part of the old type of village women’s costume of Corinthia, the Argolid and probably the whole Peloponnese. It has a vertical opening at the front and is decorated with multicoloured silk embroideries of geometric motifs, and with triangular appliqués on the sleeves.

Long-sleeved chemise of off-white cotton H. Late century © Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplion, Greece This chemise is part of the old type of.

Greece, Macedonia, Grevena, tipes, festive headdress worn by married women from Ventsia, felt, beads, metallic elements, wool thread, End of 19th century

Greece, Macedonia, Grevena, tipes, festive headdress worn by married women from…

Greece, Macedonia, Grevena, sayias, bridal and festive, summer cotton sleeveless overcoat, cotton, wool, end of 19th c, back

Greece, Macedonia, Grevena, sayias, bridal and festive, summer cotton sleeveless overcoat, cotton, wool, end of 19th c, back

Πουκάμισο υπόλευκο βαμβακερό, με μακριά μανίκια (Υ. 1,30 μ.). Στυμφαλία Κορινθίας, Πελοπόννησος, αρχές 20ού αιώνα. Συλλογή Πελοποννησιακού Λαογραφικού Ιδρύματος, Ναύπλιο. Long-sleeved chemise of off-white cotton (H. 1.30 m.). Stymfalia, Corinthia, Peloponnese, early 20th century. Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation Collection, Nafplion

Πουκάμισο υπόλευκο βαμβακερό, με μακριά μανίκια (Υ. 1,30 μ.). Στυμφαλία Κορινθίας, Πελοπόννησος, αρχές 20ού αιώνα. Συλλογή Πελοποννησιακού Λαογραφικού Ιδρύματος, Ναύπλιο. Long-sleeved chemise of off-white cotton (H. 1.30 m.). Stymfalia, Corinthia, Peloponnese, early 20th century. Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation Collection, Nafplion

Costume of the Sarakatsani or Karakachani, Greece  poukomiso embroidery

Costume of the Sarakatsani or Karakachani, Greece poukomiso embroidery

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

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

Festive attire of the Karakatsani.  From southern Bulgaria, early 20th century.  The Sarakatsan people were Greek traditionally nomadic sheep and goat herders found in Bulgaria, Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.  (British Museum, London).

Festive attire of the Karakatsani. From southern Bulgaria, early century. The Sarakatsan people were Greek traditionally nomadic sheep and goat herders found in Bulgaria, Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

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