Journey to Olympos, Karpathos: Women Carrying the Groom's Dowry
A work that represented Greece in the European exhibition 'Another Europe' that premiered at King's Cross, London.
Embark on a captivating visual odyssey to Olympos, Karpathos island in the Dodecanese, Greece, with this exceptional limited edition black and white photography wall art. Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of the region as you witness an extraordinary moment captured by acclaimed photographer George Tatakis. In this remarkable print, graceful women elegantly bear the groom's dowry on their heads, a revered tradition that epitomizes the matrilocal community of Olympos.
A Timeless Investment: The Limited Edition Print
Indulge in the exquisite luxury of this limited edition, signed, and numbered print—a true collector's item. With only four copies available, plus one reserved for the artist, this exclusive artwork captures the essence of Olympos, Karpathos, and the invaluable traditions it represents. The print is meticulously crafted on Hahnemühle Baryta Photo Rag paper using 12x pigment ink technology by Canon, ensuring the highest quality and durability.
Presented in a white beech frame-box with Museum grade glass, this framed work exudes elegance and sophistication. The archival-grade materials used in its construction preserve its pristine condition for generations to come. Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, bearing unique tamper-safe hologram stickers, embedded fluorescent fibers, and the wax seal of George Tatakis, this work is a testament to its historical and artistic significance.
Securely packaged in a custom-made wooden crate, the framed print is shipped insured worldwide, safeguarding its integrity throughout its journey. The work and the owner's name are registered with the photographic archives of the Benaki Museum in Athens, further enhancing its historical and artistic value.
A Window into Olympos Tradition: The Dowry Ceremony
Delve into the rich symbolism of the dowry ceremony in Olympos, Karpathos. This cherished event occurs just days before the wedding, where the dowry—comprising valuable possessions—is transported from the groom's house to the bride's house, the couple's future abode. In the matrilocal community of Olympos, it is customary for the couple to reside in the bride's family home, strengthening the bonds of tradition and heritage.
Discover more captivating artworks from the Olympos on Karpathos island collection, meticulously curated to showcase the allure and significance of this extraordinary destination. Each piece in this exclusive collection invites you to experience the timeless beauty and cultural richness of Karpathos island.