Atina in Frosinone Italy

Traditional Costumes of Atina  

Below are some photos of the traditional costume of Atina. There was a special type of costume that was worn solely on special occasions such as feast days and weddings.

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Costume of Atina Italy Photo 1921

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Traditional Costume of Atina Italy

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Traditional Costume of Atina Italy

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Traditional Costume of Atina in the Val di Comino Italy

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Traditional Costume of Atina in the Val di Comino Italy

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Traditional Costume of Atina in the Val di Comino Italy

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Traditional Costume of Atina in the Val di Comino Italy

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Traditional Costume of Atina in the Val di Comino Italy

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Woman Doing Embroidery Dressed in the Typical Costume of Atina Italy

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Traditional Costumes of Atina in the Val di Comino Italy

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Typical Costume of Atina Italy

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A photo of two women dressed in the typical costume of Atina with Guglielmo Visocchi and his wife at the Cartiera (Paper Factory)

Photo of Ladies in Traditional Costume at the Cartiera of Atina italy

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Below is the typical style of dress of the local country folk of Atina.

Peasants Costume of Atina Italy

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Typical Costume Worn by the Peasants of Atina Italy

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A photo of the Frezza, Mancini and Caira families of the Settignano district of Atina.

The Frezza Family - photo courtesy of Franck Vieira

photo courtesy of Franck Vieira

The Typical Footware – the Cioce of Ciociaria

The typical ancient form of footwear of this area was le cioce. It is a type of open sandal with a curiously shaped curved toe. It is thought to date back to Etruscan times. It was commonly worn by local peasants and shepherds.  It was strapped to the foot and calf, over cotton stockings, by a criss-cross of leather straps which are fastened just below the knee. Thus this region of Ciociaria takes its name from the Cioce which have become a typical symbol of the area. This footwear is thought to date back to the ancient time of the Latins or Etruscans. In his book of the Aeneid, the roman poet Virgil wrote about warriors from this area that wore “a rough leather shoe”.

Ciocie Footware of Ciociaria
Ciocie Footware of Ciociaria
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Photos have been accredited to the photographer / owner.

All other photos I have taken myself –  © Louise Shapcott