Femme Grecque. Modes et Costumes Historiques par Xavier Willemin.
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Greek costume from the island of Santorini, 19th century. Femme de l’ile de santorin.
Men of Sparta in traditional Greece costumes, 19th century.
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The fustanella, the pleated skirt (Albanian fuštan) is on the Balkan Peninsula since the 5th Century demonstrated.
The island of Marmora, according to Strabo, was known to the ancients by the name of Proconnesus.
A man from the area of Athens. Historical and folk costumes by Franz Lipperheide.
THE dress of the females of this island, like most of those in the other islands of the Archipelago, is very pleasing and interesting, especially when worn by the young and beautiful.
The inhabitants of Naxos have been remarked even from the earliest times for their love of liberty.
The thirty-first Odah (regiment, chamber) of the Janissaries, whose symbol is an anchor, is employed in the sea service.