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Evzonas 'FERMELi' - Digital Printed Silk Square Scarf

Evzonas 'FERMELi' - Digital Printed Silk Square Scarf

€39.00 EUR

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The word ‘Evzonas’ (εύζωνος < ευ + ζώνη), derives from the words ‘well’ and ‘belt’ and describes a person who is ‘well-tied’ or ‘well-equipped’.

Just like the Evzones, who were considered the elite battle units of the mountains back in 1800' up until 1949, the presidential guard at Syntagma in Athens, keep the Evzones tradition alive by honoring all those soldiers who fought for Greece’s freedom.

Wearing an extremely heavy and stiff outfit, an Evzonas is required to stand in guard completely motionless and communicates with officers and his ‘partner’ Evzonas through the eyes, based on a secret code of subtle signalling.

The Fermeli is the most intricate part of the Evzonas uniform. Hand embroidered entirely from wool, the thousands of stitching holes are hidden on the reverse side of the waistcoat. The initials of the letters "X" and "O" hidden among the stitches refer to the words of "Xristianos" ( Χριστιανός ) and "Orthodox" (Ορθόδοξος).

The Fermeli also distinguishes the rank of the Evzone, by the subtle stripes placed at the back right tail of the coat, one for a Corporal and two for a Sergeant.

 

  • 100% silk 
  • Hand finished edges.
  • Hand wash cold, line dry.
  • Scarf comes with an accessory ring.
  • Designed by M.D.
  • Made in Greece.

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