Kamea and Kofya

Unknown Maker

Kamea and Kofya are amulets from Salonica, Greece. The amulets were meant to be worn in women’ braids or chignon. The common embroidery motifs were ties, branches or eyes. 

Name: Kamea and Kofya
Artist: Unknown Maker
Origin: Salonica, Early 20th Century
Medium: Cotton
Dimensions: 3.9 x 4.2 x 0.19 in and 3.9 x 4 x 0.15 in
Credit: Gift of Georgette Grosz Spertus from the Maurice Spertus Collection
Catalog Number: 72.1.54 and 72.1.55