Thursday, June 21, 2012

Boys wear skirts?

Can you imagine what a little kid's reaction would be upon seeing this traditional Tsolia?  Skirts, such as the one pictured, were worn by men and historically are steeped more with tradition than with fashion.

We currently have friends on the ground shopping for us in Greece and will have someone in the Middle East by August to help Footprints of the Mind acquire more traditional clothing.  Just yesterday we made a connection with the kindest woman in Little Bavaria in Chicago who will help us bring Germany to your children with authentic Lederhosen and Dirndls, and a handmade skirt crafted in Brazil is on its way.

A picture may be worth 1000 words but...

The clothing and textiles of our Travel Trunk enhance the child's multi-sensory intelligence.  Seeing the costumes, feeling the fabric, tracing the embroidery, beading, studying the texture...ALL of these things help to make that lasting impression, and help the children to connect with other cultures.  The connection that opens their minds and enriches their souls.  The connection that bridges people together.
 

Share their story.

Share their curiosity.

Share us.

Kids that love cool costumes thank you.
      

2 comments:

  1. Can you tell me where i can buy these vests?

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    1. Hi Leah,
      I bought the vest from a little shop at the base of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. They are usually sold as a set - to include the entire outfit. I’m not sure where you are located, but I googled “Greek Tsolia for sale” and saw several sites that seem to be selling them. Good luck!

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