Little Tsolias Dolls handmade in between Athens by Ariadne and her assistant, Flora, and her "Sewing Circle Ladies" in Kyparissia. Each doll includes a pleated skirt, a hat with different traditional Greek fabrics, a fringed yarn tassel and stands on its own!
Note: Due to the handmade nature of these dolls, the colors may vary slightly from the pictures. These dolls have been made especially for Love Ellada and are all unique in size, shape and style! You will be receiving a one-of-a-kind doll.
"In Athens today, the Tsolias is a soldier that serves in the Presidential Guard, an elite ceremonial unit that guards the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Hellenic Parliament and the Presidential Mansion. The Evzones was a name used for several historical figures of the Greek Army who used to fight on the mountains. The Evzones are also known, colloquially, as Tsoliades. Generally a tsolias is a Greek soldier wearing a modern military uniform based on a traditional Greek guerrilla outfit from the 19th century's Greek War of Independence. The most visible item of this uniform is the fustanella, a kilt-like garment based on the ancient Greek tunic. The fustanella is supposed to have over 400 folds, one for each year that Turkey occupied Greece."