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HEAD KERCHIEF OF CRETE 45.00€ 35.00€

Until the time of interwar native Cretan people mostly wore a foldable red small fez with long tuft and its not related to the Turkish conical fez. Alongside they wore the Great Headscarf “Petsa” before getting the Turkish name “Sariki”.From the end of 15th century Cretans wore a kind of “Petsa”.They wraps “Petsa” on their head letting the edges falling on their shoulders,back and forth. Older they wrapped “petsa” around tha neck,in wider edges falling on shoulders and they call it “Stola”.”Petsa” was also called “Tzevres” when Crete was conquered by the Turks.Sariki or Mantila(names we use today) was long and narrow silk multicolor Headscarf, the famous “Lachouri”in which most of the Cretans used to wrapped their foldable red small fez.We must know that modern knitting black silk Sariki that is considered as the traditional Cretan rostro cover with thick fringes Symbolising tears, appeared in the second quarter of 20th century in central Crete. It is said it has many fringes(Tears) to demonstrate the years of Turkish occupation of Crete and by their shape shows everyone the Grief and mourning caused from Monastery of Arkadi holocaust IN 1866……
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