Carpet Museum to present the traditional costumes of the nations of the Balkan Peninsula [PHOTO]


By Laman Ismayilova

The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum is pleased to announce the opening of Dress to Impress: Exhibition of the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade on September 17, reports Azernews via the museum.

The event is scheduled for the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Serbia.

The exhibition will present 64 traditional costumes from the collection of the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade.

These costumes represent the 19th and 20th centuries of women’s and men’s clothing used in the Balkan Peninsula and the Pannonian Basin and reflect the cultural heritage of the Serbian people and their past way of life.

The rich artistic design and colorful floral patterns of the exhibits, mainly vests and jackets, symbolize the developed agriculture and the fertile lands of the middle Danube.

The clothes feature decorative urban and rural daily and festive wear designed with harmonious patterns, colors, cuts and shapes.

In addition, the museum will organize workshops on traditional Serbian embroidery for adults and children. These include coloring schemes for embroidery, embroidery with a gaitan (rope) on felt and cross stitch.

The exhibition is co-organized by the Ministries of Culture of Azerbaijan and Serbia, the National Carpet Museum of Azerbaijan and the Ethnographic Museum of Belgrade with the support of the Serbian Embassy in Azerbaijan.

Recall that the National Carpet Museum of Azerbaijan and the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade have implemented a number of projects and exhibitions since 2016.

The exhibition will continue until October 16.

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