On February 1, the exhibition "Native Vesbeno Art" was opened in the "Sredets" gallery. The exhibition presents reshaped textiles from the beginning of the XNUMXth century, in the creation of which embroidery elements from traditional clothing from the XNUMXth century were used.

The National History Museum is visiting the "Sredets" Gallery

On February 1, the exhibition "Native Vesbeno Art" was opened in the "Sredets" gallery.

The exhibition presents reshaped textiles from the beginning of the XNUMXth century, in the creation of which embroidery elements from traditional clothing from the XNUMXth century were used. Made as tablecloths, pillows, bags and other types of textiles for home decoration, the exhibits combine with particular artistry the rich embroidery ornamentation of needlewomen from different ethnographic regions - Sofia, Samokov, Dupnish, Pleven, Macedonia.

The creation of redesigned textiles on the basis of second-hand elements of authentic clothing is part of the general European style of the Secession and the fascination with the "native" heritage, characteristic of the first decades of the XX century.

Several particularly large-scale reshaped embroidery fabrics can be seen displayed in all their beauty in the exhibition. Among them, a tablecloth made of 25 sleeves sewn from women's shirts from Sofia, accepted into the NIM fund by the royal palace, as well as a tablecloth made of embroidery from women's shirts of immigrants from Dramsko and Sersko, remarkable for its size and ornamentation, stand out. The displayed tablecloths with Samokov and Dupnish ornamentation, some of which are related to the family of Hadji Valcho from Bansko - the founder of the Zograf and Hilendar monasteries, also impress with their aesthetics.

The exhibition was realized as part of the project "Signs from Vezmo. Bulgarian needlework for and through the generations", financed by the National Fund "Culture".

The exhibition can be seen in the "Sredets" gallery until February 20, 2022.

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