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

Beekeepers, 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.


Generations of Tradition: Black and White Photography Wall Art from Tetralofos, Greece

Step into the captivating world of Kotsamania, a rare Dionysian ritual kept alive through the centuries, with this mesmerizing black and white photographic print. Discover the enchanting story of a family of beekeepers from Tetralofos, Western Macedonia, as they proudly embrace their ancestral customs and dress in elaborate Kotsamani attire.

An Intergenerational Legacy

Immerse yourself in the beauty of tradition passed down from generation to generation. Witness the family of beekeepers, dressed in intricate costumes adorned with beads, ribbons, and mirrors, as they proudly represent the rich heritage of their village. The two sons, dressed as Kotsamani, stand alongside their father, who holds a bee smoke gun, symbolizing their deep connection with the land and its buzzing inhabitants.

A Glimpse into Tetralofos' History

Explore the history and origins of Tetralofos, a small village nestled in the Western Macedonian hills. Once a haven for refugees from Eastern Thrace and Pontus, Tetralofos holds strong to its cultural identity. Experience the vibrancy of this close-knit community as they come together to celebrate and preserve their treasured traditions.

Craftsmanship and Musical Delights

Marvel at the intricacy of the Kotsamani costumes, crafted by skilled artisans who have mastered the techniques passed down through the ages. Delve into the world of silversmithing, as exquisite jewelry and ornaments add a touch of elegance to the traditional attire. Experience the joyous sounds of music, played on instruments that have been lovingly passed down and carefully crafted with deep-rooted knowledge.

A Timeless Capture of Heritage

This black and white photography wall art encapsulates the essence of Tetralofos' Kotsamania tradition, showcasing the profound connection between the past and the present. The monochromatic tones bring the scene to life, highlighting the intricate details of the costumes and the heartfelt expressions of the family. Transport yourself to the heart of Tetralofos, where age-old rituals and celebrations continue to thrive.


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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