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Soldier's costume

Greek or Albanian
19th century


Dimensions

54 cm (21 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: Length: about .540

Accession Number

33.450a-g

Medium or Technique

Cotton

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

A soldier’s skirt of white cotton, (now somewhat yellowed), extremely full with fullness in shallow knife pleats, waistband of coarse white cotton with heavy cord stitched into upper part, skirt made in three parts, hooked at waistband and buttoned down length of skirt.

Pair of men’s leggings called “tsarouchia.” Made of fine white wool embellished with multiple rows of red silk cord. Lined with a heavier, rougher, white wool. Fastened by means of hooks and eyes along the back. Silk braid tassels in the front. Part of 33.450 a-g

A pair of man’s brown leather shoes, decorated with stitching (yellow linen) and narrow strip of embroidery (red, green, and white wool) with pointed toes terminating in tassels; strap goes around heel of shoes and crosses instep.

Red fez with blue tassel. Fabric was knitted, placed on a mold and then fulled. Worn with 33.450a-e.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Elizabeth Mifflin Hammond