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SKU: 9602040505

Angeliki Chatzimichali


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  • Details

    400 pages

    hundreds of color and black & white photographs, drawings

    hardback, 30x25 cm

  • Description

    The masterpieces of folk handicrafts, which through the aspiration of the simple artisan reach the heights of true artistic creation, are presented in this publication. The diversity of costumes from the various areas of Greece, the impressive decoration, the detailed embroidery and the dazzling colours represent the wealth of Greek tradition. This is an exhaustive, authoritative and comprehensive publication, lavishly illustrated with material from the unique collections of the Benaki Museum in Athens.

    The book also shows how costume covers the specific demands which are created by geographical position and local climatological conditions. These dictate the production and processing of material as well as the commercial relations of each community. Therefore, the costume of each locality expresses the aesthetic perceptions of each community and reflects its special characteristics of its way of life. The book covers the costumes with the Kavadi of the following areas: Old Athens, Megara, Almyros, Karagounian, Yannina, Veroia, Episkopi, Vergina, Rumlouki, Kapoutzida, Baltza, Drymos, Asvestochori, Chalkidiki, Soufli, Kalymnos, Kastellorizo, Cyprus

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  • Contents

    The costume of Old Athens

    The costume of Megara

    The costume of Almyros

    The Karagounian costume

    The older costume of Yannina

    The older costume of  Veroia

    The costume of Episkopi and Vergina

    The costume of Roumlouki

    The costume of Kapoutzida

    The costume of Baltza and Drymos

    The costume of Asvestochori

    The costume of Chalkidiki

    The costume of Soufli

    The costume of Kalymnos

    The costume of Kastellorizo

    The costume of Cyprus

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