The price is for the two pairs of earrings. The earrings are part of a female bridal. The Karakachans are an ethnic Greek community living mainly in the Pind mountains in Greece and the Eastern Balkan Mountains in Bulgaria. The majority of the Karakachans have Greek national consciousness. They are distinguished by their own lifestyle and culture, which has no analogue. They speak the Karakachan dialect of the Greek and are Eastern Orthodox Christians. Origin of the Karakachans Karakachan Costume, Kavala Municipal Museum, Greece The Karakachans have inhabited the Balkans since the millennium. One of the most widespread and current scientific theories is that they originally lived in the Pind area of central Greece and more precisely in the Agraga mountain range in the region of Yannina. During the Ottoman rule the Karakachans resisted the oppressors, which is why Ali Pasha (from Yanina) subjected them to mass slaughter. This is the reason why in the early 19th century they left their lands and switched to a semi-nomadic way of life. The Karakachans meet from the Peloponnese through Thessaly (Central Greece) and Northern Greece to Bulgaria, present-day Northern Macedonia, Albania, Edirne Thrace, the lands of Asia Minor. The very name “karakachan” also talks about the history of these procurators. It is composed of the two Turkish words kara – black, and kaçan – fugitive. There is another version of the “black fugitive” story. They were the last defenders of Constantinople who left him in 1453 and he fell under Ottoman rule. Then the elders of the Karakachans decided to express deep sorrow in wearing black clothes. The black color was transferred to the flocks from which all the white sheep were slaughtered. The most determined theory about the Karakachans and their occurrence in the lands of present-day Bulgaria is that, according to historical records, about 16 century from the foot of Mount Epirus and Pind, to the north to Bulgaria started a global movement of shepherds with large flocks, “Karakachani”. From early spring until late autumn they traveled with their sheep to the mountain pastures of Bulgaria. They gradually began to settle in the Bulgarian lands and become part of the local population. According to the anthropologist Georgios Kavadias, the Karakachans are a native nomadic people dating back to the Neolithic, and hence of pre-Dynastic times. Colleagues take a look at my other items from Karakachans costumes – beaded jewelery. With the – great pleasure to answer your question. The item “Antique Solid Silver Earrings Wedding 1850 Karakachan Sarakachan Greek Ornaments” is in sale since Sunday, May 12, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antiquities\Greek”. The seller is “10kokojambo” and is located in Kiev. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Silver
- Provenance: Ownership History Available