Greek costume, like any other expression of popular creation,
started as a practical need, and evolved based on aesthetic needs. The sacred
unwritten laws (customs) constitute a commitment towards the aesthetic expression
of people. Decorative themes, with unlimited autonomy as far as inspiration
is concerned, portray the impact of symbols- the continuation of life- that
is always depicted in costumes and especially to the “wedding” ones.
The creation of a costume apart from the three main categories: casual, formal,
and bridal, was also influenced by two other factors: age and social class.
All these elements determined the way in which costumes were sewed and needled.
Jewelry and head scarves complement every costume by emphasizing even more
the exquisite variety they present. Jewels, the masterpiece of popular creation,
are designed by ordinary people, with passion, inspiration and imagination,
inherited by a civilization equivalent to the ancient one.