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PINAFORE COSTUME FROM THE VILLAGE OF VETREN, PAZARDZHIK REGION

PINAFORE COSTUME FROM THE VILLAGE OF VETREN, PAZARDZHIK REGION

PINAFORE COSTUME FROM THE VILLAGE OF VETREN, PAZARDZHIK REGION The 20s of the XXth century. From the archives of the Regional History Museum, Pazardzhik. She came to life with the beautiful girl from the town of Batak Desislava Yordanova.

The costume is shown in February in the calendar "Girl, mary, beautiful" 2022, showing masterpieces from the Bulgarian cultural and historical heritage - traditional folk costumes worn by the Bulgarian woman in the late XIX early XX century.

👉 You can view the calendar here.

👉It consists of a black short-sleeved soukman (pinafore) made of yellow and green striped fabric with an additional fine black lace sewn on. The bosom is richly decorated with filigree shirite and plant ornaments. The shirt is white, cotton, with beautifully hand-knitted lace on the sleeves and skirt. The apron is made of fine, white canvas, decorated with handmade lace. The socks are cotton, with multi-coloured, fine floral decoration. The dark green headscarf with “zaraflatsi” (sewn laces) gives a beautiful finish to the costume from the village of Vetren.

❤ 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

PINAFORE COSTUME FROM THE VILLAGE OF VETREN, PAZARDZHIK REGION

❤️ Behind Desi's beautiful face and vivid sparkling eyes stands a young woman confidently on her way. See what she has to say about herself:

"I come from the picturesque Rhodope town of Batak - Pazardzhik region. There I spent my carefree and colorful childhood, I found faithful friends with whom I created wonderful memories.

I like painting the most - this is my hobby. I am very interested in psychology, and my activities in the rest of my free time are related to different sports. Being part of a family of ethnologists, I dare say that I grew up in a close acquaintance with most traditions and customs.

From an early age I like to tell people about the custom of Sirni Zagovezni - the burning of cracks, which nowadays I notice is not widely practiced in this part of our country, excluding the small town of Batak. Bulgarian folklore occupies a very large part of my heart, soul and mind. It brings me a feeling of warmth and love, a memory of the unspoiled values that my parents have managed to instill in me.


PINAFORE COSTUME FROM THE VILLAGE OF VETREN, PAZARDZHIK REGION

I love my homeland very much. The nature here is unique! People also carry their wonderful character traits, dominating the mind of a person who grew up in a small, almost closed society. You know, the accompanying holidays in Batak have always come first. Our whole country has beautiful nature, rich history and living traditions!

The feeling of wearing a costume for more than 100 years is unique, the excitement is great and the pleasure of wearing it is incomparable. I would always be happy to wear a costume. No matter what the reason. "

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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