Tuesday, September 20, 2011

EGST Greek Inspiration Challenge - TRADITIONAL GREEK COSTUME Ελληνικές παραδοσιακές ενδυμασίες: Πρόκληση Δημιουργίας

Ioannina - Epirus - Ιωάννινα, Ήπειρος  19ος - 20ός αι.  


Welcome to our EGST inspiration challenge!  
Our inspiration this time are the Greek Traditional costumes

Of the various forms of Greek folk and popular arts, the category of attire presents the most regional differentiation. Traditional Greek costume was self-contained social entity that operated on multiple sociological levels (practical, aesthetic, signifying, symbolic) and could communicate the individual’s socioeconomic standing, along with age and marital status. 

The way in which a particular garment or accessory was worn, or its colour or ornamentation could interpret collective or personal events, such as the passage from one life stage to another. 

The enormous diversity of styles that appeared in greater Greece was directly shaped by the specific area’s local customs and social structure. Stylistically speaking, traditional Greek costumes can be divided two categories: island types and mainland types. And these divisions can be subdivided into specific distinctions such as peasant or urban, female or male, everyday or festive and bridal, etc. 

Οι ελληνικές παραδοσιακές ενδυμασίες καθώς και τα εξαρτήματα ενδυμασιών εντυπωσιάζουν με τον πλούτο, την ομορφιά και την τυπολογική ιδιαιτερότητα τους, η οποία χαρακτηρίζεται με στοιχεία αρχαιοελληνικής και βυζαντινής παράδοσης.

Η συλλογή ενδυμασιών και εξαρτημάτων του Μουσείου Ελληνικής Λαϊκής Τέχνης, παρουσιάζει μια μεγάλη ποικιλία η οποία αποτελεί συνάρτηση πολλών παραγόντων: ιστορικών, γεωγραφικών, κοινωνικο- οικονομικών, ηλικίας, φύλου, κοινωνικής κατάστασης. 

Στις προθήκες του μουσείου παρουσιάζονται τα ενδυματολογικά σύνολα από όλο τον ελληνικό (ηπειρωτικό, νησιωτικό), αλλά και τον ερύτερο ελλαδικό χώρο (Μ. Ασία, Κύπρος, Β.Ήπειρος). 

Thank you for looking :)


  1. Fantastic entries! I think I loved this theme more than all the previous ones! Go Team!

  2. So beautiful creations!!! And a wonderful theme!!!!

  3. I loved this theme too. The traditional costume of the picture was gorgeous and the colours so perfect for fall!

    Congratulations Eva!
    Wonderful shawl/scarf and great pictures!!

  4. This has to be one of the greatest challenge ever! Excellent theme and wonderful creations! I am so glad I took part!!!

    Eva congrats, a well diserved winning!!!

    Hope the next challenge will find us in good shape ;)

  5. Fantastic creations!
    Congrats to all the artists :)

  6. Abeautiful theme and wonderful creations!
    Congratulations to all the participants!

  7. Great theme, amazing creations from really telented arlists!!!!!
    Bravo girls!!!!!

  8. Wow! It looks like this theme really inspired us! Really lovely creations! Congrats Eve! :)

  9. Amazing creations!!!
    Congrats to all participants and a big bravo to Eve!

  10. Wonderful creations.
    Congrats to all the artists.

  11. Congratulations to all participating! beautiful creations!!!! And special congrats to Eve! Bravo!!!

  12. amazing creations.. congrats to Eva.. special theme and colours !!!

  13. Antigoni se eyxaristoume gia to thema kai gia to post! Poly oraia ola osa dimiourgithikan... Eva bravo!

  14. Wonderful creations, girls!!!!!!

  15. τι φορούσαν τα άτομα!!!τέλεια!!!!

  16. Great collection with wonderful style,i want to see more, also Inspired greek handmade


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