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Pontic Greek women of Pontus

Pontic Greek women of Pontus

Giorgos Papoutsis (1883-1966), circa 1922 Asia Minor war

Giorgos Papoutsis (1883-1966), circa 1922 Asia Minor war

Traditional festive costumes of the 'Rum' (Greek-Orthodox) inhabitants from the Pontos region (Black Sea coast and hinterland).  Late-Ottoman era, urban style, early 20th century.  They were expelled from Turkey in 1923, in exchange for Muslim populations from Greece.  At this occasion Turkey lost a lot of cultural and economic potential, and the expelled lost their homeland.

Traditional festive costumes of the 'Rum' (Greek-Orthodox) inhabitants from the Pontos region (Black Sea coast and hinterland). Late-Ottoman era, urban style, early 20th century. They were expelled from Turkey in 1923, in exchange for Muslim populations from Greece. At this occasion Turkey lost a lot of cultural and economic potential, and the expelled lost their homeland.

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