Sifnos: a couple in the beautiful local dress, and on one of Greece’s most beautiful islands…

22 Jan

A couple in traditional dress, probably for a wedding, that people still wear in certain parts of Greece.

I’m always really jealous of South Asians, who still get to wear beautiful clothes in the 21st century, even if it’s only for special occasions (See: Eid on Steinway Street, Astoria, 1433 (2012)“), while the rest of us are all permanently trapped in the blacks and greys of nineteenth-century bourgeois guilt.

I mean check out my grandmother in her full dress kit. When will any woman I know ever get to wear something so lavish and glamorous? all velvet and gold thread? And in a poor Balkan village…

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