Hand-knit Leg Warmers | Sarakatsani, Greece

$75.00

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Description

Origin: Greece
Era: WWII era (circa 1930-1950)
Condition: very good; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements: 11.25″ long
Additional Notes: Handmade ethnic leg warmers (as we might call them today) from the Sarakatsani people inhabiting parts of Greece and Bulgaria (this particular pair comes from Greece). Traditionally made from a special type of hand-spun wool called kaltsoskouti spun on a drop spindle and incorporating white commercial cotton threads. The last photo is overexposed to better show both of the dark colors used in knitting (brown and navy).

Additional information

Weight .75 lbs
Condition

Suitable for wear

Era

WWII Era (circa 1930-1950)

Gender

Men's clothing, Women's clothing

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