Traditional woollen apron from Pomak villages (Bulgarian Muslim) of the Smolyan province in the Rhodopes Mountains (south Bulgaria). More specifically from: Satovcha, Dospat and Devin. Ca. 1925-1950. The motifs are woven (kilim technique). (Inv.nr. önL088 - Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).
I am becoming bewitched by the stunning landscapes and charming villages of Romania, Croatia, Poland and surrounding countries. In particular I'm digging the local art scene. The bold and beautiful Romanian textiles above all.