Amalia Green Brocade Woman Costume
The costume consists of
• velvet vest (kontogouni)
• brocade skirt
• The necklace is sold separately.
The Amalia dress is the traditional dress of Greece. It came into creation inspired by Queen Amalia who was the wife of King Otto. Queen Amalia and King Otto (both of German descent) were appointed as the Queen and King of Greece in 1837 and sought to create a national attire to help unify the people of Greece. The Amalia dress is a combination of European inspiration and Greek tradition and the Queen wore it at all official occasions. The costume includes a long dress (or skirt and chamise blouse) . The blouse has elaborate open flared sleeves. A bodice (now velvet vest) was worn on top and embroidered with elaborate gold patterns. The Amalia national costume also has a red fez (hat) adorned with a tassel.