Collection "Traditional Clothing" List of all National History Museum collectionsSewing CollectionChest and other honors and awards collectionNumismatics and Sphragistics CollectionUrban Wear and Uniforms Collection"Bronze Age" collection from the middle of the XNUMXth millennium BC. until the end of the XNUMXnd millennium BC."Photographs from the Revival" Collection "Documents from the Revival" CollectionCollection Bulgaria (XV – XVII century)"Anchors and Poles" CollectionCollection "Graphics" (stamps)Collection "Fund Library - Old"Collection "Traditional Clothing"Weapons CollectionCollection "Documents after 1944"Collection "Documents from the period 1878 - 1944."Collection "Jewelry XVIII - XX century"Fabric CollectionFlags CollectionCollection "Watches""Posters" CollectionCollection "Photographs from the period 1878 - 1944."Collection "Fund Library - New" To collections Plan a visit Facebook Twitter Messenger LinkedIn Whatsapp Telegram The "Traditional clothing" collection includes women's, men's and children's clothing from the XIX - the first half of the XX centuries. The collection includes over 3800 inventory items, the first of which is a women's belt from the village of Rakilovtsi, Radomirsko, made in 1870. Recorded in the inventory book of the museum as number 5 in 1975, it also marks the beginning of the formation of the collection. Folk costumes and individual elements of traditional Bulgarian clothing from various ethnographic areas are stored in the collection. The most numerous are the women's costumes, which typologically belong to the three types of traditional women's clothing identified in the ethnographic literature: double-cloaked, cloth-covered and sayano. From the group of double aprons, characteristic mainly of Northern Bulgaria, the collection includes costumes from Vidin, Lom, Vrachan, Lovesh, Pleven, Nikopol, Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse, as well as costumes from Dobruja. From the cloth type of women's clothing, costumes from the regions of Transko, Breznishko, Sofia, Samokovsko, Ikhtimansko, Smolyansko, Starozagorsko, Yambolsko, Elkhovsko, Karnobatsko, Troyansko, Gabrovsko and others are included. Read the whole text The men's costumes stored in the "Traditional clothing" collection are significantly fewer. They are divided into two groups: white-clothed and black-clothed clothing, according to their division in the ethnographic literature. The white clothing is presented with costumes from Trunsko, Vidinsko. Black dress sets are mainly from Thrace, Tetevensko, Samokovsko and others. Due to the complete wear and tear of children's clothes in the large Bulgarian families, from the end of the XNUMXth and the beginning of the XNUMXth centuries, only a few, and incomplete, costumes of girls from Trunsko, Elhovo, Pleven, Lomsko, Vrachansko have been preserved in the museum fund; individual items of children's boy's baby carriers. The collection also houses a Macedonian youth costume that belonged to King Boris III and was presented to him by his son Simeon of Saxe-Coburg. Among the recent arrivals in the museum are a children's costume from Silistrensko, as well as individual elements of children's clothing from Central Northern Bulgaria, part of the rich collection of Marina Kalcheva donated to the NIM. In this collection, complete sets of costumes or only individual elements of them of the Bulgarian population, which originates from territories currently located outside the borders of the Republic of Bulgaria, are stored. This group includes the rich women's costumes of immigrants from Debar, Bitola, Prilep (in today's Republic of Macedonia), Lerinsko and Kostursko (in today's Republic of Greece). The costumes from White Sea Thrace, Northern Dobrudja, the Western outskirts and the Banat region, as well as those of XIX century immigrants from the Lesser Asian coast, are unique. A separate group of textile materials, including independent elements of traditional clothing, is functionally divided into small collections. These are shirts (women's and men's); the main outerwear from women's (aprons, cloths, sais, dresses) and men's (poturi, benevrets, waistcoats, menteta) clothing; outerwear - yamurluki, klasniki, kontoshi, etc.; headscarves, girdles and belts; socks. A selected part of the costumes stored in the collection are displayed in the permanent exhibition in the "Ethnography" hall - "Bulgarian traditional costumes" and "Calendar holidays". Women's shirt in homespun white hemp canvas with cotton sleeves. Tunic cut. Embroidered decoration with cotton, silk threads and beads - on the sleeves, skirts, around the armpit and on the collar. Ornamentation of stylized plant motifs. Dimensions: length 104 cm. Dobarchin village, Sofia region. The end of the XNUMXth century Women's hooded shirt. Inheritance from Sevdalina Bakalova (born ca. 1900), daughter of Tsanko Tserkovski. Length - 133 cm. The beginning of the XNUMXth century, Senovo village, Razgradsko. Men's shirt in homespun hemp canvas with kenari in yellow and brown. Tunic cut; with long sleeves. Embroidery with woolen threads on the sleeves, collar and bosom; geometric and plant ornaments. Length - 98 cm. Troyansko, end of XIX - beginning of XX century. Apron, single-ply, woolen. Plain-woven black canvas with thin woven stripes of yellow tinsel and decoration of horizontal rows of plant ornaments. Dimensions: 39 × 82 cm. First half of XX century. Apron, single-ply. Plain woven with cotton base and woolen weft. Plain woven with cotton base and woolen weft. On a red background, narrower and wider stripes with geometric motifs are woven along the weft. Dimensions: 42,5 × 82 cm. Dolen village, Blagoevgrad region. Apron, double-layered, with a vertical connecting seam. Decoration of woven horizontal stripes of different sizes on a red background with geometric ornaments. Dimensions: 95 × 72 cm. Central northern Bulgaria; the end of the XIX - the beginning of the XX century. Apron, single-ply, woolen. Decoration of woven multicolored plant, geometric, zoomorphic, anthropomorphic figures. Dimensions: 83 × 74 cm. Sliven. Back curtain big. Woolen black lithowoven, double-layered with a horizontal connecting seam. Central Northern Bulgaria; the end of the XIX - the beginning of the XX century. Women's sleeveless top. Mramorets village, Ohrid region; the end of the XIX - the beginning of the XX century. Sukman queues. Black shayak with pearl beading in white, black, red, blue. Dimensions: 4,5 × 10 × 43 cm. Sofia; the end of the XNUMXth century Socks, woolen, women's, three-quarter. Dimensions: 50 × 12 cm. Worked in the first half of the XNUMXth century in the village of Beden, Smolyansko. Socks, woolen, two quarters. Dimensions: 39 × 13 cm. Worked in the first half of the XNUMXth century in the village of Lyubcha, Smolyansko.