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Bride, Kotsamania of Tetralofos, Kozani | Black-and-white wall art photography from Greece

Bride, Kotsamania of Tetralofos, Kozani | 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.

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Unsurpassed Printing Quality

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.

Portrait of George Tatakis. Black and White Awarded Photographer from Athens, Greece.

The Artist

Captivating the essence of Greek tradition, George Tatakis, an Athenian photographer and partner of National Geographic, stands as a beacon of inspiration.

With a staggering collection of 22 international awards, Tatakis' lens has painted vivid stories that found a home in prestigious publications like the New York Times.

His artistic journey extends beyond print, gracing the halls of revered institutions such as the Benaki Museum in Athens. Remarkably, Tatakis' masterpieces have transcended borders, earning a coveted place in permanent collections of numerous museums worldwide.


Black and White Photography Wall Art: The Ritualistic Custom of 'Kotsamania' - A Unique Portrait in Tetralofos, Kozani, Macedonia, Greece

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Greek traditions with this black and white photography wall art capturing a ritualistic custom known as 'Kotsamania.' The portrait features a man dressed as a bride, symbolizing the ancient Greek theatrical tradition, seated inside a local traditional room in Tetralofos, Kozani, Macedonia, Greece. Discover more relevant work, by heading over to our Kotsamania collection.

An Intriguing Custom with Colorful Characters

'Kotsamania' is a lively event filled with music, dance, and a cast of characters. Alongside the musicians and dancers, you'll encounter men portraying brides, an old man, an old lady, the devil, a police officer, and a doctor. The attendees actively participate by attempting to steal the bride away, creating a playful and dynamic atmosphere.

A Man as the Bride - A Nod to Ancient Greek Theater

Inspired by the traditions of ancient Greek theater, the bride in 'Kotsamania' is portrayed by a man. This characteristic pays homage to the roots of theatrical performance and adds an intriguing layer of symbolism to the custom. The blending of genders challenges traditional notions and invites reflection on the fluidity of identity and roles.

Kotsamania: Fertility and the Celebration of Life

The custom of 'Kotsamania' carries deeper meanings related to fertility and the cycle of life. If someone successfully steals the bride, 'Kotsamania' comes to the rescue, and the police officer may press charges against the culprit, often involving the bride's supposed pregnancy. This act symbolizes the desire for fertility and abundance in the coming year, connecting the ritual with the bountifulness of the earth.

A Glimpse into the Ancient Traditions of Tetralofos

Step into the cultural heritage of Tetralofos, Kozani, Macedonia, Greece, through this black and white photography wall art. The portrait captures a moment that is both timeless and deeply rooted in the local traditions and customs of the region. It serves as a reminder of the rich cultural tapestry that continues to shape the identity of Tetralofos and its inhabitants.

Celebrate Diversity with Wall Art

Embrace the diversity and cultural richness of Greece with this black and white photography wall art. The portrait of the bride in 'Kotsamania' reflects the unique customs and traditions found across the country. Display this captivating piece in your home and invite conversations about the intricacies of Greek culture, and the interconnectedness of ancient and contemporary traditions.


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 

  • House Sealed

    All prints come with the unique George Tatakis House Seal.

  • 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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