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Until the last century the clothes worn by the Ithacans were made of linen and woolen material which was produced on the island.

Some of the tools used for processing the linen are still to be found in some of the households today.

The men wore trousers and jackets of which the material was a combination of linen and wool that was usually black, but the older men would wear the sailors wide trousers made of linen with the color of marine blue, handmade woolen socks that would cover the trousers and a woven cap worn on the head with a silk tassel for the wealthier. The winter coat was a shaggy coat, made from goat’s wool. The daily shoes were brogans made of either ox or swine leath­er, but on Sundays and special occasions a pair of proper shoes were worn.

Finally, the Ithacan women’s clothes were always in the style of the European fashion.

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    -Ιθάκη  Τότε και Τώρα- Εκδσεις Σπύρος Δενδρινός, Σπύρος Χ. Δενδρινός - Αλέκος Φ. Καλλίνικος

    -Ιστορικά και Λαογραφικά Ανάλεκτα της Ιθάκης - Ανδρέα Λ. Αναγνωστάτου 

    -Θιάκά Μοιρολόγια (Ημερολόγιο Ιθάκης, 1929)



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