Published 2007. 150 luxury hard cover pages. In Bulgarian. Karakachans (as is assumed to be named in Bulgaria - note the pass.) Are part of the Greek people. Traditions, recorded and stored in the archives of the museum, show that their ancestors retreat in the mountains Pindus, when it invaded the Turkish invaders or around the Greek lands in 1381. "Exit in the mountains, where the Turks came and fought with them," said the oldest stories of the so-called rebels. Karakachans live up to about Pindus in 1815. Thereabouts fathers decided to send women and children in Eastern Thrace. Some of them come from later Karakachans - nomads. They remain in Thrace, bringing the blessing and the curse of their fathers - a blessing - to abide and curse if you stay, if root. They should all return home. In all, nearly 500 years ago when living in the Pindus before 1815, do not say Karakachans nor sarakachani (as is customary in Greece-digger. To pass.). "The Turks called them-makes Kačáni, say black - rebellious, because wear on their heads, black cloth as a sign of deep grief to have fallen kingdom and Portugal Hagia Sophia, as the elders say. In Pindus, where they remain all these years, secluded, they retain their ancient Greek identity, language, manners, customs and folk art. From the data it appears that starting, women and children took the name of Kara-Kačáni that later in transition, is becoming a drive-Kačáni. Many of these facts are proved and the songs that are included in the book, published by the museum under the title "Τραγούδια - χοροί - έθιμα των Σαρακατσάνων" ( "Songs - people - habits of Karakachans). Conflict of Pindus them from fathers to their families organized in a strictly closed groups - "τα τσελιγκατα" - chelingata in which they managed to preserve the genuine legacy of their ancestors, until their usyadaneto in 1960.
Sarakatsani OR MORE SARAKACHANI
At the end of an era when our cultural life is overwhelmed by delnichnostta, the Museum of Karakachans develop their business and make superhuman efforts to save what is possible. Part of his business is rescuing, collecting and issuing extremely valuable old photographs that depict our traditional way of life. Thus, from the rich archives of the museum were selected images Karakachans from all corners, which were found to be issued this album.
Sure, the album includes a small part of the museum's collection. All photographs are accurately dated. Covering the years 1910 to 1965. Photographed are traveling photographers or those in cities, where Karakachans went down in their various works. Are presented in chronological order by decades. Intentionally, of the total, were selected and presented also wedding photos in chronological order. The main reason for this choice is that this peak moment of public life Karakachans is accompanied by the most beautiful examples of their art and embroidery fisherman. I think this is exactly the important contribution of this album. It offers rich material for the specialist to monitor changes in individual elements of masculine and feminine clothes that have occurred over the decades. Today is easily recognizable confusion occurred around this problem. Unacceptable combinations, in the name of tradition and storage, accompanied by folk performances throughout our country.
Karakachans reader will encounter in these pages almost every moment
of their lives in a time of work, but in moments of relaxation. In huts, in tents, while milking the market.
Dedicated to and in honor of those Karakachans from all over Greece who kindly provided me photos for the implementation of this endeavor.