The Sewing Collection was created in 1977, including embroidered textile materials that have entered the museum's collection since its inception. Some of them were acquired during the ethnographic expeditions of NIM in different regions of the country, and others were donated or bought by private individuals and collectors.

The collection is significantly enriched after the accession to the NIM of the funds of the National Museum "Rila Monastery". The collection today numbers more than eight hundred inventory numbers with over a thousand units, chronologically referring to the period XIX - the first half of the XX century.
Embellished decoration is applied to almost all clothing and clothing accessories and is an essential element in the construction of the overall costume. The ornamentation of the traditional Bulgarian clothing with vezmo is of ancient origin and was characteristic until the end of the XNUMXth - the beginning of the XNUMXth century, when changed economic, social, etc. conditions, as well as new aesthetic trends, provoked its decline.

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