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How to wear Sariki, the Cretan headscarf

Today I want to tell you about traditional greek scarf. I prepared this article for almost a year, since last summer I bought this scarf on Crete, but I have not had the opportunity to show you how to wear it. Almost all the winter and spring, I think through the details and looks to capture the material on Corfu. Keep in touch to see 5 ways to wear traditional headscarf.

 

Up to the early 20th century, the Cretans usually wore a pleated red fez with a long tassel or large scarf. The modern knitted black silk Sariki is a traditional headgear of the Cretan men. It has dense fringe look like a tears, which reminds Ottoman rule in Crete. It symbolizes the mourning for the victims of the uprising against the Turks in Arkadi monastery in 1866. The Sariki was a symbol of mourning for the Turks captured the island. But to this day, after the liberation from Turkish invaders, the locals continue to wear “Sariki”.
The Sariki is worn in black or white. White as a sign of happiness for occasions such as weddings (girls wear it as a shawl for wedding) and baptisms. The black Saríki emphasizes the masculinity and the pride, but also the sadness. However, local women knit scarves in all possible colors and density. I chose copper since it is a great color for fall and I can wear it around your neck in Russia.

 

 

 

 

Top: Forever 21
Shorts: Monki
Bracelets&Sunglasses: Anna dello Russo for H&M
Sandals: Marwa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top: Trafaluc
Shorts: Monki
Sandals: Marwa
Bracelets&Sunglasses: Anna dello Russo for H&M
Lipstick: Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Intense 48

 

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