Category Archives: Greece

Ancient Greek Costume History. Grecian women’s and men clothing. Grecian Soldiers Dress & War Uniforms. Grecian Ladies Hairstyles and Headdresses. Greek gods in characteristic costumes and regalia.

Albanian folk characters in the 18th century.

Souliote woman costume. Traditional Albania costumes. Femme Souliote.

Souliote Woman

Albanian folk characters in the 18th century.

  • Souliote Woman
  • Albanian Prémiti or Toxide.
  • Albanian woman from Sikyon. Sikyon was an ancient city-state on the northern Peloponnese between Corinth and Achaia (Pellene).
  • Reis Efendi Barbaresque.
  • Albanian soldier.

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Embroidery from the Caucasus, Greece, Indian Melicete tribe. 19th century.

Embroidery, Caucasus, Greece, American Natives. Indian Melicete tribe

Embroidery from the Caucasus, Greece, American Natives.

Embroidery from the Caucasus, Greece.

  1. Circassian embroidered Saddle-Cloth. 2. Embroidered dress, Greece. Hand-work of the North-American Indian Melicete tribe. Continue reading

Cretan costume, ancient and modern.

Cretan costume. Crete Traditional folk dress.

Cretan Mountaineer 16th century.

Cretan costume, ancient and modern.

Fashions change but little in the east, and the dress of the Cretan peasant is very interesting, even at the present day, from its resemblance to that worn by his ancestors more than two thousand years ago. If we view the Cretan costume in the sixteenth century, we shall find that it still more closely resembles that of the ancient inhabitants of the island. In the engraving on the previous page we notice that the beard, the bow and quiver, the sword and long knife, were all preserved. Continue reading