Bridal costume of Trikeri Bridal costume of Trikeri

UnknownEarly 20th century

The Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation "V. Papantoniou"

The Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation "V. Papantoniou"
Nafplion, Greece

The costume of Trikeri has two fine white calico chemises and up to 13 petticoats, the main ones being the “kolovoli” and the “mallina”. The ‘good’ outermost chemise is made of linen or silk, in white, blue, crimson, brown or green, and is adorned with gold or multicoloured embroidery. The dress is richly pleated, sleeveless and short, and the hem is often ornamented. Round the waist is a very wide gold-embroidered belt fastened with large clasps, the “klidotaria”. Tucked into the belt is a white or floral or gold-embroidered handkerchief, the “mandili tou korfou”. The costume includes two pieces of jewellery: the pectoral cross and the “kosses me ta klonia kai ta koumbia”, which are silver ornaments for the plaits.


  • Title: Bridal costume of Trikeri Bridal costume of Trikeri
  • Creator: Unknown, Unknown
  • Date Created: Early 20th century
  • Location Created: Trikeri, Magnesia, Thessaly, Greece, Trikeri, Magnesia, Thessaly, Greece
  • Photographer: Costas Vergas
  • Rights: rr-f
  • Medium: Brocade, silk, gold thread and embroidery
  • Bibliographic References: PAPANTONIOU, IOANNA (2000), Greek Clothing: "From Antiquity to the early 20th century", Athens, Commercial Bank of Greece - PAPANTONIOU, IOANNA (2014, ed.), "Patterns of Magnificence. Tradition and Reinvention in Greek Women's Costume", London, The Hellenic Centre

Additional Items

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Flash this QR Code to get the app
Google apps