North Macedonia
Macedonian Greeks

This vibrant headdress of the peasants is made of goat hair and has a high peaked crown and a pronounced part on the forehead. In the hot climate of southern Greece this headdress would never have caught on, but in the mountains of Macedonia the climate tends to be cool, which made the Greek women replace their traditional triangular scarf for the real masterpiece of the costume art. Earlier, this kind of headdress used to be decorated with a large number of silver coins, but the sample exhibited here is decorated with imitations of coins. North Macedonia, Imatia.