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Friday, 25 January 2013

FREEBIE FRIDAY 4 - GREEK SERIES

Good Morning and Happy Friday,
Today we finish our tour of Greece with the traditional costume of KALYMNOS, which is the island where I live.
Traditional Greek costumes vary depending where you go. I guess everyone knows the male costume from mainland Greece and the Greek National Guard.....................



This varies slightly in different regions but by the time we get right down south where I am, this disappears.
Here's our traditional Male dress (with slight variations) worn for special occasions, festivals and dancing exhibitions etc. Mine is wearing very soft leather boots, but it could also be long socks and shoes. Headgear is sometimes not worn or changed for a soft flat black hat. The waistcoats can be lavishly embroidered, shirts are white and the pantaloons are usually black.
                                      
We have a little Museum of costumes here, but there is not much on show for the men. The women have a fabulous outfit, but I am surprised at the thickness of the 'overdress' considering our climate. !! The overdress is worn pinned up on one side and sleeve to show off the fine embroidered under dress - which are all hand sewn :-)



Well - there we are Peeps......... where would you like to go next week ?? Any suggestions ???
I hope you enjoy the free digis and can make use of them xxxxxxxxxxx

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9 comments:

  1. Thank you! It is always good to learn about other cultures and countries!!!

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  2. Both of these digis are so fabulous!! Thank you so much for the freebie!
    Peace,
    Kristy

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  3. Ike, Both of these are beautiful digis. I love the costumes. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

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  4. Thank you Ike for these images and the info about them. Since no-one else is coming up with ideas - how about New Zealand or Germany? Hopefully, that will prompt someone else to suggest a country!!

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  5. Both of these digis are awesome. Thank you so much.

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  6. you are wonderful, my son is doing a cultur poster and we are Greek, this is going to top it off just fine, thanks bunches

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing - they're both awesome!

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  8. Thanks, those are awesome.

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  9. My goodness, I can't believe how far behind I was in seeing your posts. Have you ever considered putting up a 'get posts by email button'? That way posts could come directly to my inbox. Of course, it still won't mean I'll get over here on a timely basis but at least this way I won't miss any and will be able to come and catch up on all your great stuff eventually.

    Hugs,
    Lisa

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