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The Live Roots of Bulgaria Foundation gives new life to costumes from old Mekhomiya

In July 2021 in the Historical museum in the town of Razlog in front of the cultural community and guests of the town of Razlog and the region, as well as admirers of traditional Bulgarian culture was presented the project "Study of the specifics and richness of national costumes from the Razlog region in the light of cultural diversity", organized by the National Culture Fund under the Ministry of Culture and won by The Live Roots of Bulgaria Foundation in 2020.


Simultaneously with the presentation of the project, a mobile exhibition will be launched and will present in life-size all the costumes digitized within the project. After its presentation in the town of Razlog, the exhibition entitled Cultural Diversity of National Costumes from Razlog will tour a number of museums across the country. A presentation of the exhibition in North Macedonia and Romania is also planned. The visit is planned to take place together with local ensembles and aims to promote local traditional and cultural elements as well as typical local folklore.


Photographic exhibition "LIVING HERITAGE" in Plovdiv

The photographic exhibition "LIVING HERITAGE" of The Live Roots of Bulgaria Foundation will be on display in the garden of the Regional Ethnographic Museum - Plovdiv from September 1 to 30, 2021. 

The exhibition is organized with the kind support of ECONT OOD. It presents large scale photographs of a wonderful collection of traditional costumes from different regions of Bulgaria. Most of them were crafted more than a century ago and can only be seen in the museum. Each costume tells its own story…

The exhibition is part of the initiative “European Heritage Days” held in Plovdiv meanwhile.


"The Magical Embroidery from Razlog - Zapeska" a guest exhibition

On September 16, 2021 at Regional Ethnographic Museum - Plovdiv was opened the guest exhibition "The Magical Embroidery from Razlog - Zapeska" by History Museum - Razlog. 

It presents a selection of the most valuable and beautiful embroideries, embroidered to decorate women’s traditional shirts (koshuli) and costumes from the Razlog region. Organizing the collection is an ongoing process whose main goal is to showcase the old techniques and the colour palettes used by women from Razlog.

The exhibition is richly illustrated by panels with photographs of costumes taken by The Live Roots of Bulgaria Foundation and complemented by exhibits from the museum's collection - men's and women's traditional clothing, embroideries and products of the Razlog masters potters.


The children of Bulgaria sing and dance in Ohrid

In 2019, the team of the Living Bulgarian Roots Foundation visited and covered the festival "Children of Bulgaria Sing and Dance in Ohrid". The festival is the only tribune for young talents under 18. from Bulgaria to our western neighbor and probably the only event allowing a meeting of young people involved in folklore and dance on both sides. According to the organizers, the publication opens the way for mutual work in the field of international cultural relations and not only in the field of folklore. It is held under the patronage of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, Mrs. Ekaterina Zaharieva. It is organized by the ART Vivendi Cultural Society - Northern Macedonia, the New Bulgarian University and the Bulgarian-Macedonian Friendship Association with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Northern Macedonia. During the three days of the festival, the Foundation presented to the cultural community, guests, tourists and visitors of Ohrid the exhibition "The present meets the past". The exhibition consisted of 40 panels with a size of 100 x 70 cm. These photo panels showed some of the most beautiful traditional Bulgarian costumes from the last 200 years.