Greek Costumes

Bognor Regis International Dance Ensemble



male costume

The man's costume was hand-made in Greece several years ago. It features a full sleeved shirt under a heavily decorated waistcoat with detachable sleeves (usually attached at the shoulder to hang at the back), and the foustanella (a skirt 40 yds round) which is worn by the Evzones (Greek guards).

The women's costumes are from the Greek island of Rhodes; we borrowed a set of them from SIFD. On the right, an authentic costume and a child's copy.

rhodes costumes


Details of the filagree work on the man's waistcoat, and, embroidery on the bodice and skirt hem of a woman's costume are pictured below. (Click on the picture for a close-up)

 

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Greek Costumes

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