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PINAFORE COSTUME FROM THE VILLAGE OF SHTARKOVO, PAZARDZHIK REGION


PINAFORE COSTUME FROM THE VILLAGE OF SHTARKOVO, PAZARDZHIK REGION

The beginning of the twentieth century. From the archives of the Regional Historical Museum Pazardzhik. She came to life with the beautiful girl from the village of Buta Simona Dimitrova. The costume was shown in January from the calendar "Girl, Marie, Beautiful" 2022, showing masterpieces from the Bulgarian cultural and historical heritage - traditional folk costumes worn by the Bulgarian woman in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

👉 You can view the calendar here.

👉The soukman is made of homespun, black, sleeveless, woolen fabric, with a wide bosom opening and “tails” sewn at the back to the shoulders. The shirt is cotton, white, tunic-like, decorated with handmade fine lace. The apron is double. The socks are hand knitted, decorated with stylized floral motifs. The headscarf is cotton with beautiful multi-coloured “zaraflatsi” (keneta).

👉The team of the Live Roots of Bulgaria Foundation would like to thank from the bottom of our hearts Boris Hadjiiski - Director of RHM - Pazardzhik and Maria Yordanova - Curator of the Ethnography Department RIM - Pazardzhik Regional History Museum, Pazardzhik

👉 Simona Dimitrova is only 16 years old. Behind this beautiful and spirited face stands a awake girl, very fond of folklore. See what she has to say about herself:

PINAFORE COSTUME FROM THE VILLAGE OF SHTARKOVO, PAZARDZHIK REGION

„ I was born in the Panagyurishte region, the village of Buta. I grew up here, here are my parents, my relatives, my roots. Like any young person, I love good music, I love Bulgarian folk music and song. I like to dream.

My great-grandmother Stoyanka Sivodosheva is one of the founders of the Folklore Ensemble "Iglika", which will celebrate its 70th anniversary next year. I was told that she sang very well and had an incredibly strong voice. I inherited this gift from her. Yes, I've been singing for as long as I can remember. I love the Bulgarian folk song, I love our folk songs from Buta. I have numerous awards from festivals and fairs.

I love the historical sights of Panagyurishte, the surroundings of my native village Buta. In the village of Buta the mummer's holiday "Rogacha" is held every year, and for ten years we have "Feast of the colorful salt (sharena sol)".

The feeling of wearing a costume for more than 100 years is magical and unique. I like to dress in a costume. I love to perform the Batovo and Bulgarian folk songs adorned with the Batovo folk costume, with the colorful bouquet of flowers on the head and a smile on the face.

Bulgaria for me is beauty and love! "

Photographer: Petar Petrov

🙏 Тhe Live Roots of Bulgaria Foundation would like to thank Olcom Ltd. MoiataKozmetika.com as well as the digital agency Bogara Ltd. for the support in publishing this calendar!




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