Folk Greek bridal gowns: the evolution of Greek bridal couture

Bridal dresses in traditional Greek culture are colorful, rich and vary a lot, depending on the region, the climate, available sources for textiles, as well as local traditions. This blog looks at the symbolism of clothing and jewellery in traditional Greek bridal dresses.

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Boys having a snowball fightCredit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome snowballing scene with 9 boys playing in the snow and 2 small girls watching them from a gap in the wooden fence. Behind them are trees, fields and a church. This may have been sent locally as a Christmas card. On the reverse of the picture is an advertisement for Onnen's German Fever and Arue Mixture.1890s Compliments of D.F. Onnen, pharmacist :D. F. OnnenPublished: 1890sCopyrighted work available under Creative Commons by-nc 2.0 UK

Will it really be a Merry Christmas?

OK, so it’s that time of year, whether you like it or loathe it, I’m going to mention it – Christmas. There, I’ve said it, it’s out in the open now. Whilst countries across Europe share some traditions with each other, many are different, and yet more are developed within the family unit.  Watch this […]

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