The Macedonian Telephone Directory Ball

Last night I attended the Macedonian Telephone Directory Ball here in Sydney and, I must say, it was a great night. Singers from Macedonia, dancing, great food and drink, catching up with lots of friends and meeting new ones. The thing that caught my attention most was the display of several woven items behind the award recipients.

All of them were coverlets of various styles and colours. Some plain weave with inlays and others twill bands of different colours. The inlay technique most resemble dukugang, monk's belt and rolakan. Most were lighter and drapier than true kilims and bed coverlets (probably due to the commercial yarn used) but a couple of items were heavier well beaten weft face tapestries. I have included photos in the album. It was a great night and good to see traditional crafts front and centre on display.