Exhibition in Tripoli
Theodoros Kolokotronis had set up his headquarters in the tower of Augustus in Vervena, a village on the outskirts of Tegea. The Greeks successfully repulsed a Turkish attack there on May 18, 1821. The battle of Vervena and Doliana frustrated the disbandment of the Greek camp and boosted the morale of the revolutionaries, paving the way for the fall of Tripoli on September 23, 1821. The key element of Tegea’s women’s costume on display here, is the dress with the embroidered hem made of multicolored silk finished with red felt. The costume is completed with a velvet gold embroidered vest and a silk apron, with a silk headdress.