Presentation on theme: "TRADITIONAL GREEK HANDICRAFTS"— Presentation transcript:
1 TRADITIONAL GREEK HANDICRAFTS by Mimtsoudis Iordanis
2 Knitted handicraftsIn our region, it is very usual for old, mainly, women to knit, because that was their work, when they were young. During that period, women all they had to do was to make handicrafts, like these ones, so as to be prepared to get married
3 Knitted handicraftsParticularly, there was a tradition, according to which, each woman, who was ready for her marriage, she should give dowry to her husband, that is to say that she was obligated to have made table-cloths, towels and other decorative handicrafts.
4 Knitted handicraftsThat means, that all women should have some creative skills, if they wanted to make a family. Besides, the dowry showed the financial status of the bride's family.
7 Traditional female costumes These were the traditional costumes until the 60's. Women made them by themselves and they wore them during their everyday life. These costumes were probably part of the dowry.
9 Traditional female costumes Nowadays, you can see costumes like these ones in museums or in some public feasts, where women, who dance traditional dances, wear them. Also, there are still traditional weddings, in which the bride wears her costume.