Fustanela Pendant

Regular price $235.00 AUD
Sale price $235.00 AUD Regular price

The Fustanela, a distinctive and historically significant garment, found its place in the annals of Greek history during the War of Independence against Turkish invaders. While its origins can be traced back to the costume worn in ancient Greece, it gained prominence in its modern form during the later years of the Byzantine Empire. Some historians suggest that it might have been introduced to the Greeks by Albanians in the 14th century. This attire, reminiscent of a kilt, symbolized a man's strength and valor. It reflected the rich tapestry of influences that shaped modern Greece, with elements from Albania, the Ottoman Empire, and classical traditions.

In the early 19th century, as Greece was striving to define its national identity, the Fustanella was officially declared the Greek national costume by King Otto, bridging the gap between the monarchy and its subjects. Today, it stands as a symbol of Greek national pride, notably worn by the Evzones, the National Guards stationed at the Parliament House in Athens. In this spirit of cultural heritage and tradition, the "Fustanella" Necklace, featuring a 925 silver chain with a motif adorned with high-quality Zircons, pays homage to this enduring symbol of Greece's unique and diverse history.

Necklace with chain 42cm
Silver 925/Gold plated 18K
Motif dimensions: 2cm*2cm
High quality Zircons

Made in Greece.

Fustanela Pendant

Regular price $235.00 AUD
Sale price $235.00 AUD Regular price