Women’s costume of Spetses, Argosaronic Islands
Early 20th century
©Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation, Nafplion, Greece
The costumes of Spetses, Hydra and the Ermionida region generally used to have a pleated green dress with a crimson velvet hem and a zipoúni of brocade imported from Western Europe or the East. Later, the dress of the Spetses costume was replaced by one made in the fashion of the day, while still retaining the everyday or festive headscarf (piétes), which might or might not be embroidered, or the tsembéri, which was carefully arranged on the head and held in place with special brooches: the márka, kofináki, heráki and others. Eventually the zipoúni – which was much the same as the zipoúni used in the ‘Amalia’ costume – was abandoned.