wedding clothing

Pair of sleeves. Rectangles of coarse plain-woven cloth embroidered in green, blue and black on a red ground in curved and cross design. The cuffs are turned and embroidered in black cross-stitch including blue, red, yellow and gold beads. The sleeves are tacked onto the existing costume; these specimens are approximately 100 years old. Worn by women on holidays and festivals in Shopsko (around Sofia). With wedding sash for bridegrooms brother. I )17.2" x 11.3". II) 17.7" x 11.4".

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: