We use cookies to make sure our website better meets your expectations.
You can adjust your web browser's settings to stop accepting cookies. For further information, read our cookie policy.
SEARCH
IN Warsaw
Exchange Rates
Warsaw Stock Exchange - Indices
The Warsaw Voice » Culture » April 6, 2017
Culture
You have to be logged in to use the ReadSpeaker utility and listen to a text. It's free-of-charge. Just log in to the site or register if you are not registered user yet.
Old Trinkets from Bulgaria
April 6, 2017   
Article's tools:
Print

Traditional Bulgarian jewelry is on show at the State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw, taking audiences on a trip through the centuries-long history of jewelry-making in that country.

Entitled Treasures from Old Trunks, the new exhibition comprises bracelets, rings, necklaces and other trinkets from the collection of the Regional Ethnographic Museum in Plovdiv, central Bulgaria.

Centuries ago, lavish decorative items had a twofold function in Bulgaria. In addition to highlighting their wearersí beauty and status as wealthy people, jewelry was believed to possess magical powers that protected its owners from sickness and poverty. Old jewelry from Bulgaria boasts an exceptionally wide variety of shapes, techniques and materials ranging from gold and silver to precious stones and mother-of-pearl. Local jewelers liked to combine several different kinds of materials to produce some truly unique items. The most spectacular artifacts on show in Warsaw include filigree leaves, flowers and rosettes made of interlaced golden and silver threads.

Until April 30
State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw
1 Kredytowa St.
tel. 22 827-76-41 to 46
www.ethnomuseum.pl
© The Warsaw Voice 2010-2015
E-mail Marketing Powered by SARE