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Bride, Metaxades, Thrace | Black-and-white wall art photography from Greece

Bride, Metaxades, Thrace | Black-and-white wall art photography from Greece

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Pigment Lucia inks by Canon, in 12x ink printer with outstanding printing resolution. Hahnemühle Baryta Photo Rag 315gsm 100% cotton paper. A combination that is fade safe for >100 years.

Shipping & Returns

We are preparing the shipment within 5 business days of your purchase. The order will be processed by George Tatakis himself except in the case of his absence due to photographic expedition. In this case, the order is processed by a reliable and approved partner.

DHL service

Please note that areas marked as remote by DHL are subject to a different shipping rate than standard. Should that be the case for you, we will contact you to either select the priority mail service instead, or if preferred, to adjust your balance according to the new shipping rate.


Partner is not available during the month of August, so in the case of absence due to expedition, the purchase may be processed within a maximum of 20 calendar days.


Prints (paper size):

small: 29.7x21 cm (8-1/4 x 11-3/4 in)
medium: 42x29.7 cm (11-3/4 x 16-1/2 in)
large: 59.4x42 cm (16-1/2 x 23-3/8 in)

Framed (approx.)*:

Small: 44x34 cm (17.33x13.39 in)
Medium: 58x46 cm (22.83x18.11 in)
Large: 78x60 cm (30.7x23.62 in)

*Framed work sizes will vary slightly depending on the appropriate matte size.

Care Instructions

We suggest you handle the prints with cotton gloves. If you intend to have them framed, please hand the prints inside their packaging to a professional framer before touching them. Ask for archival materials.

The prints are fade-safe, but it is always a good idea to avoid installing the prints/frames against direct sunlight.

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    You have the option to have the print signed by the artist. This is a signature directly onto the printed paper. It is not a sticker that you receive separately.


Pigment Lucia inks by Canon, in 12x ink printer with outstanding printing resolution. Hahnemühle Baryta Photo Rag 315gsm 100% cotton paper. A combination that is fade safe for >100 years. The image shown is a photo of an actual print.


Black and White Photography Wall Art: The Veiled Bride of Metaxades - A Haunting Portrait in Thrace, Greece

Discover the enigmatic allure of Greek traditions with this black and white photography wall art capturing a veiled bride in Metaxades, Evros, Thrace, Greece. The portrait portrays the bride standing inside an abandoned local traditional house, backlit by ethereal light seeping through a weathered wall. Discover more relevant work by heading over to our Thrace collection.

A Rich Cultural Heritage in Metaxades, Evros

Metaxades holds a significant place in Evros with its vibrant traditions and beautiful costumes. The locals eagerly participated in the photo shoot, providing an opportunity for numerous women to don their traditional outfits. What was initially planned as a one-day shooting expanded to two days, showcasing the community's pride in their cultural heritage.

An Eerie Atmosphere Amidst Abandoned Houses

The abandoned houses of Metaxades became the backdrop for this haunting portrait. Among these dilapidated structures, the bride stands, veiled and enigmatic. The play of light and shadow, along with the crumbling walls, creates a surreal and mysterious atmosphere that captivates the viewer.

The Bride's Veil: Symbolism and Tradition

In the wedding traditions of Thrace, the bride's veil holds deep significance. It has been a part of the dowry since ancient times, symbolizing modesty, chastity, and protection against evil spirits. During the ceremony, the bride lingers in a parallel world, and the veil helps her transition into the realm of spirits.

A Journey through History

Metaxades carries a rich history that dates back to ancient times. From being a base for Xerxes I during the invasion of Greece to changing hands between various rulers and eventually becoming part of the Roman Empire, the town has witnessed significant historical events. It played a vital role as a resistance stronghold during World War II. This black and white photography wall art offers a glimpse into the enduring spirit of the people and their connection to the past.

Celebrate Greek Culture with Wall Art

Embrace the depth and mystique of Greek culture with this black and white photography wall art. The portrait of the veiled bride in Metaxades, Evros, Thrace, Greece, invites contemplation on the interplay between tradition, history, and the enigmatic beauty of the human spirit. Display this captivating piece in your space, allowing viewers to delve into the rich tapestry of Greek heritage and forge their own connections with its symbolism and meaning.


Let us do the framing for you. Framing is an integral part of the resulting artwork, so significant care should be taken when manufacturing it. Our selected frame is made of solid wood, painted black. All materials are of archival grade, including a museum grade glass, equipped with a UV filter. The print is handled with cotton gloves during the process. 

Available in three sizes (approximate dimensions, depending on the ideal matte size): 

Small: 44x34 cm
Medium: 58x46 cm
Large: 78x60 cm 

  • The unique house seal of George Tatakis fine-art photography

    House Sealed

    All prints come with the unique George Tatakis House Seal.

  • Crates for framed artwork by George Tatakis

    Wooden Crate

    Your framed artwork arrives in a wooden crate* to ensure safe delivery.

    *The actual crate may vary, as it is custom made per order. 

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