FOLK ART MUSEUM Costumes
The great variety of Greek costumes is the result of many factors: geographical (island- inland), socioeconomic, (urban centres-villages), age and sex, as well as family situations (married life, widowhood, maternity). The basic elements that comprise the traditional female costume are the shirt, skirt, cloak, girdle, apron, head covering, ornaments, stockings and shoes. The corresponding male costume consists of shirt, breeches or foustanella, waistcoat, head covering, ornaments, stockings and shoes.
Female Costume from Astipalaia. This is the costume worn by brides and betrothed. It shows typological features that recall the Byzantine period. 18th - 19th c.
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