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Bulgarian Postcard Sets
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Bulgarian Postcard Sets

  • Metric, but about 4" x 6"
  • Sold as complete set only
  • Good reference material
  • Caption on each card
  • Several series: jewelry, embroidery, costumes

Bulgarian Jewelry Postcard set

BG22 PC#J     9 cards    $10.00

3 cards displayed together here

  • Left - Vidin region, cast silver necklace, colored glass & enamel
  • Renter - Sliven region, cast silver necklace with pendants, colored glass & enamel
  • right - Vidin region necklace, filigree silver with gilt; hinged silver pendants each with stone, & open-work rosette

3 cards displayed together here

  • Left - Sofia region, “noket” amulet worn over the ears; “trepka” worn on the forehead or on top of the head.
  • Center - Kotel region, cast silver “kuna” with gilt, pinned on the bosom. Plate has two-headed eagle holding symbols of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • Right - Sliven region, “prochelnik,” cast silver plates with stones, worn draped across the forehead, ends hooked on headscarf.

3 cards displayed together here

  • Left - Western Bulgaria, 3 sets belt buckles, filigree silver with gilt, enamel & colored stones
  • Top right - Western Bulgaria, cast silver earrings, worn attached to hair or headscarf
  • Bottom right - Panagyurishte belt buckles, filigree silver with gilt

Bulgarian Embroidery Postcard set

BG22 PC#E    7 cards    $8.00

first card:

  • Gabrovo region, "sokay," cotton headscarf
  • Decoration on ends of scarf
  • Cotton & wire thread embroidery
  • Geometric & stylized plant motifs

3 cards displayed together here

  • Left - Samokov region, wool & gold thread embroidery on woman’s cotton shift sleeves; stylized plant motivs & geometric patterns.
  • Center - Sofia region, silk thread embroidery on cotton sleeves of woman’s shift; stylized plant motivs & geometric patterns.
  • Right - Gabrovo region, another "sokay," see description above.

 

3 cards displayed together here

  • Left - Dupnitsa region, cotton thread embroidery on cotton sleeves of a woman’s shift; stylized plant motifs & geometric patterns.
  • Center - Sofia region, wool thread embroidery on cotton sleeves of a woman’s shift; stylized plant motifs & geometric patterns.
  • Right - Samokov region, wool thread embroidery on skirt of woman’s cotton shift; “tree of life,” repeating pattern.

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