October 13, 2011
383 color illus., 6 maps
13.00 Inches (US)
9.00 Inches (US)
4.2 Pounds (US)
$60.00 USD, £48.00 GBP
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Young Brides, Old Treasures

Macedonian Embroidered Dress

Edited by Bobbie Sumberg
Macedonian ethnic dress is full of meaning and significance. It is visually stunning and embodies the skills, expectations, hopes and fears, creative use of materials, and aesthetic sense of the individuals who made and wore it. Saturated with cultural meaning, these many-layered ensembles rank among the best examples of textile art anywhere.

This landmark catalog brings together scholarship by Macedonian experts with a museum collection in the United States and outstanding photography to present treasures of Macedonian dress from 1880 to 1950. Essays on embroidery, materials of dress, techniques of production, and hair dressing illuminate the complexities that existed in this small country at the crossroads of civilizations. The legacy of Macedonian women's hands and minds will live on in this volume for future generations to admire.

About the Author

Bobbie Sumberg is curator of textiles and costume at the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico. The contributors include Jasemin Nazim, Sanja Dimovska, Tatjana Gjogjiovska, Slavica Hristova, Angelina Krsterva, Vladimir Janevski, and Davorin Trpeski.


"Notable for its high level of ethnographic documentation of . . . production methods, techniques, and contexts. . . . [And] commendable for the curators' insistence on complete ensembles to convey how village women constructed group and individual identity, cultural meaning, and protective magic . . . Summing up: Highly recommended."—Choice, July 2012

9780295991634 : young-brides-old-treasures-sumberg
263 Pages
$60.00 USD

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