This is a one of a kind Gouri, handmade on the island of Lesvos, Greece. Using a genuine leather horse belt, it has been adorned with antique sheep bells, a largehand
beaded komboloi, and a traditional blue mati.
Length of belt is 34 inches in length and 3 inches wide. Can be hung on a wall, door, or any place you desire in the home.
This is a truly unique home accessory, perfect for any horse lover, and celebrates the wonderful traditions practiced to this day in the villages of Greece.
The significance of horses in the villages of Greece span over generations. Once the only mode of transportation, now even in modern times, horses are the preferred transportation for a Sunday ride and for the many festivals that occur during the summer months all across Greece to this day.
Festivals in Greece are a wonderful time to decorate the horses with colorful beads and have them march proudly through the village square.
As a tribute to the importance of horses in village life, we have taken a genuine leather horse belt, used to hold the saddles of these beautiful animals, and fashioned it with symbols that invoke the character and memories of old Greece. A unique Greek heritage piece to hang in your home.