Embroidery tradition in Konavle

Women’s identity - embroidery Women’s identity - embroidery

What is embroidery? What does that even mean?Women’s identity - embroidery in Konavle
Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as pearls, beads, quills, and sequins. ... Those stitches remain the fundamental techniques of hand embroidery today.

The production of silk yarn is something Konavle region has been known for centuries. Each embroidery is different and presents wealth, tailoring and in a way a personality of the maker.

Privately guided presentation of making silk and jewelry that is still to this day very popular accessory for Dubrovnik women will be held in Konavle valley. Although the folk costumes are not that popular any more in the younger generation, Konavle is the region you will still be able to see several versions of each.

Look for the differences in each and get to know the personality of the person wearing it by looking at the details. In history the production was necessary for the traditional folk costumes as they provided an insight into the women’s identity. 

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Women in Konavle were producing silk yarn and making their own embroidery as their specific symbol to communicate their status, events in the family and part of the jewelry. It was also a dowry that each lady brought to her new home once she married. All that's left to do is to let us know you wish to see all those different costumes and the way they're made.

Go, buy yourself a statement jewelry piece while learning what's important in lives of women still living in those rural parts of Konavle valley.

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