Black cotton belt with tassels. Part of children's Foustanella.
The main part of the belt is made from black knitted cotton. It is a strip of knitted cotton that is folded in half and is sew together at the ends. The two halves are not sewed together down the length of it. At the ends of the knitted cotton, are two strips of stretchy polyester that are twisted together. There is one on each end of the knitted cotton. At the end of the stretchy polyester is a tassle. The is thin, shiny black yarn. It is wavy and has frayed at the end. There is black yarn tied around at the top to bind the yarn together.
The belt was donated on behalf of Louis Vellos who brought the object from Greece in the early 1950s.
The belt is part of a child's Foustanella. The Foustanella is the official uniform of the Evzones who are the Presidential Guards. The Foustanella is the official costum for men. The look includes a loose-fitting shirt, an embroidered vest, Fez hat, Tsarouxia (shoe), and fustanella which is a skirt-like garmet.
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Belt, 1950s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7761. Accessed 01/19/21.