The basic component of women’s costumes was a long tunic of cotton, linen or canvas, the fabric being woven at home, sewn by hand and richly decorated on the sleeves, chests and lower hem with embroidery. The hem was more decorated on the back because the front was covered by the apron. Clothes of thick canvas or white twill-weave rolled woollen fabric called klashna were worn over tunics.

Aprons, of various design, cut and size were additionally trimmed with fringes, srma, pompoms and bands. Sashes made of wool, hemp or linen were either knitted, or woven in different techniques. Bridal costumes showed magnificent ornamentation to decorate, symbolise, ensure fertility, expel evil spirits and to emphasise the solemn act of marriage.
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