Gamilia ethima ton Vlachochorion tis Pindou. Proimes laografikes katagrafes fititon tou N. G. Politi, (Wedding customs of Vlach Villages of Pindos. Early folklore recordings of students of N.G. Politis) [in Greek]. Scholarly Supervision - introduction - editing: Evangelos Karamanes, Sources for Greek Folk Culture 12, Hellenic Folklore Research Centre, Academy of Athens, Athens 2017, pp. 110, ISBN: 978-960-404-329-3
The volume includes texts by the lates Stergios G. Papageorgiou and Vassilis Vikas, as well as by Zissis Motsios, students of the founder of Greek Folklore, Nikolaos Politis (1852-1921), about the wedding customs of Vlach Villages of Pindos. The three texts are primary folklore collections. The writers describe the customs of marriage, as they have experienced them in their places of origin, namely Samarina dep. Grevena, (Papageorgiou), Kalomira dep. Trikala (Vikas), Kalochori dep. Larissa and Istok, Ohrid (their inhabitants originate from the village of Perivoli dep. Grevena) (Motsios). A fourth text by Alexandros Hatzigakis brings us to the atmosphere of the times that the three collections of the present edition were written, the beginning of the second decade of the 20th century. The text captures the incident of a random encounter on Stadiou street in Athens in autumn of 1913, of Vassilis Vikas, student of literature and assistant of Politis, Politis himself and the author Alexandros Hatzigakis.
The publication in a single volume of the scattered or unpublished and probably unknown to the public texts by the HFRC is expected to contribute to a better knowledge of local traditional culture and knowledge in general, mainly by younger generations.
The volume is hosted in the publishing series "Sources for Greek Folk Culture", founded by Aikaterini Polymerou-Kamilaki former director of the HFRC in 2002 and is aimed at the wider public and aims at the presentation and scientific publication of unpublished folklore material that is kept in the HFRC’s archives and collections, in cooperation with local authorities and associations. Until now, twelve titles were published and at least eight new multi-page volumes are being prepared.