Γιώργος Καραποταμίτης

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The Ancient Patterns, Embroidery Codes - The Blog of one Balgarka.co.uk

The Ancient Patterns, Embroidery Codes - The Blog of one Balgarka.co.uk

A late 19th c. Bulgarian apron, from the Vratsa region.  With over 160 Ottoman silver coins stitched along the side, the bottom edges and the front.   Finely woven flat weave with metallic thread;  adorned with gold brocade ribbons & plaited tied chords.

Bulgarian apron, from the Vratsa region. With over 160 Ottoman silver coins stitched along the side, the bottom edges and the front. Finely woven flat weave with metallic thread; adorned with gold brocade ribbons & plaited tied chords.

Bulgarian Textile. Chiprovtsi carpet weaving is the third Bulgarian element recorded in the World List. After the Bistritsa Grannies (2006/2008) and the Nestinari fire-dancing (2009), through its entry into the UNESCO list the famous Bulgarian carpet center receives worldwide recognition worthy of its quality carpet production.

Chiprovtsi carpet weaving is the third Bulgarian element…

An ancient Bulgarian tradition - kukeri dancing, said to chase the bad spirits away

An ancient Bulgarian tradition - kukeri dancing confronts negative spirits

The Surva International Festival of Masquerade Games in the village of Pernik, Bulgaria - Terrifyingly the men, known as Kukeri, enter houses in the village, clanging their bells to ward off evil spirits. Held at the beginning of February

The Surva International Festival of Masquerade Games in the village of Pernik, Bulgaria - Terrifyingly the men, known as Kukeri, enter houses in the village, clanging their bells to ward off evil spirits. Held at the beginning of February