Traditional clothing from the late XNUMXth and early XNUMXth centuries is an important part of the material culture of the Bulgarian people. Along with language, it is one of the most authentic indicators of nationality.
The exhibition presents traditional costumes from the various ethnographic regions - Dobruja, Thrace, Rhodopes, Danube Plain, Staroplaninska Region, Shopluka and Macedonia.

In their basic forms, folk costumes are clothes adapted to the different working conditions and adapted to the main livelihoods of the Bulgarians in the past - agriculture and animal husbandry. The clothes are mostly made of wool, hemp or linen - they are made from the main raw materials that the Bulgarian produces and are suitable for the changing climatic conditions. The making of clothing (from the raw materials to the embroidery on the garment) has until late been a manual domestic activity - primarily of the women and partly of the men in the family.

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