by Paola and Andrea.
by Paola and Andrea.
Scannese(Scanno,Abruzzo))women dressed with the typical costumes and the fabulous filigree jewelry set forth in the jewelry shops of the main course
PHOTOGRAPH BY JULES GERVAIS COURTELLEMONT, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIChttp://natgeofound.tumblr.com/post/71222469917/portrait-of-a-woman-dressed-in-clothing-typical-of
Greeks by Louis Dupré , Voyage a Athenes et a Constantinople, ou collection des portraits, de vues et costumes grecs et ottomans. Paris: Dondey- Dupré, 1825.http://rumelia.tumblr.com/page/6
-Ioannis Logothetis, notable of Livadeia, Greece.
-Maiden of Livadeia.
-Woman from Athens.
-Greek wedding in Athens. [The bride is in the foreground, while the groom is being shaved in the background]
The Sarakatsani (Greek: Σαρακατσάνοι) are an ethnic Greek population group, who were traditionally transhumant shepherds, native to Greece, with smaller presence in neighbouring Bulgaria, southern Albania and the Republic of Macedonia. Historically centered around the Pindus mountains and other mountain ranges of continental Greece, the vast majority of the Sarakatsani have currently abandoned the transhumant way of life and have been urbanised to a significant degree.(Wiki)
Two native speakers of Istro-Romanian from New York speaking the almost-extinct language. apparently there are more Istro-Romanian speakers in New York than there are in their native Istrian villages in Croatia. they belong to the wider Aromanian nation and are also called Ćići, Vlachs, etchttp://rumelia.tumblr.com/tagged/aromanians
From WikiAromanians, or Vlachs (Aromanian: Armânji, Rrâmânji, Makidonji), are a Latin people native throughout the southern Balkans, especially in northern and central Greece, southernAlbania, the Republic of Macedonia, south-western Bulgaria, and, as an emigrant community, in Serbia and Romania (Dobrudja). They are a native people in the regions of Epirus, Thessaliaand Macedonia. An older term used for them is Macedo-Romanians. Especially in Greece, the term Vlachs (Vlahoi) is widespread; this term is sometimes used outside Greece to encompass all Latin-descended peoples of the Balkans, including the modern day Romanians.
The Vlachs speak Aromanian, a Latin-derived language similar to Romanian, which has many slightly varying dialects of its own. The Aromanian language descends from the vulgar Latin spoken by native Balkan people subsequent to their Latinization by Rome. It is a mix of domestic and Latin language with additional influences from other surrounding languages of the Balkan peninsula, such as Bulgarian, Greek and Albanian.
Portraits of people by the Manaki brothers, two Aromanians from near Monastir (today Bitola), Macedonia, who were the first to shoot a motion picture in the Ottoman Balkans. sadly more info about these photos is lacking, but i believe most of the people on them are Aromanians.RUMELIA
The Predania Association, through the Avdhela Project, aims at identifying, publishing and offering scientific and artistic works belonging to the Aromanian cultural patrimony and to other cultures which are related to it. These cultural assets, particularly the public ones, will become accessible and free to researchers and to all those interested in it.
While Saint Nicholas may bring gifts to good boys and girls, ancient folklore in Europe's Alpine region also tells of Krampus, a frightening beast-like creature who emerges during the Yule season, looking for naughty children to punish in horrible ways -- or possibly to drag back to his lair in a sack. In keeping with pre-Germanic Pagan traditions, men dressed as these demons have been frightening children on Krampusnacht for centuries, chasing them and hitting them with sticks, on an (often alcohol-fueled) run through the dark streets