Rich in tradition Pogonisian costume

          The composition of  Pogonisian costume variations occur depending mainly on age and social status of women (engaged, married, young, old age) and the economic situation of the family.

FEMALE TRADITIONAL COSTUMES 2Variations exist from village to village, mostly in “Doulamades” deisgns and how they tied the “Obolia”, the so-called “fakiolisma”. Great importance as a reference term is the concept of “bride”, which is not in an absolute sense characterizes a girl on her wedding day, but generally the newlyweds, women at their best age, “who dress”. The highly embellished dress “of brides” is the costume variation that exists in our days. The “vest” women used to wear in their engagements was then the only way of dressing up. As a final deadline for the use of traditional dress mentioned the Second World War. Also the permanent establishment in a city center resulted in the abandonment of the local attire. The last year before the abolition of the costume was worn by the women during their marriage and only for a short time after, “as they were brides”. The attire was worn solely in official events.traditional costume 3 EDIT

Pogonisian female costume consists of: 

  • The “Obolia” length of 4 meters and width of 0.25 cm. of  usually white-colored cotton. On the fabric there are the 2 red lines the so called ‘possia’. One “possi” falls in the front and one in the back of the head
  •   The “Rooti” long (to the knee) and white shirt with baggy sleevesFORESIA b_edited-2
  •   The “Vest” long-felt wool sleeveless dress, off white ,worn over the “Rooti”
  •   The “Alatza” worn over the “vest”, short with long sleeves usually made of colored silk fabric with embroidery
  •   The “Girdle” length of 3.25 meters and the width of 35 cm that goes around the segouni 2-3 times 
  •   The “Apron” embroidered and silk, worn over the “segouni” and “Girdle”

Initially, male attire was the “foustanela” but later was replaced by “Benevrakia” consisting of:

  • pants ,baggy on thighs, narrowing as going down, snapped beneath the knees and tightens the middle with “Vrakozona”
  • white shirt and a wool vest and
  •   a coat long to the knees so-called “Baroutsos” (always in black colour).
  •   Another sleeveless coat worn primarily as a formal coat and was the “Talagani” and last
  •   the cape “Siarka” worn daily for extra protection from the winter conditions. 

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