A visiting exhibition at the invitation of the Regional Historical Museum “Bulgarian embroidery motifs from the late eighteenth to mid-twentieth century” was opened at the Ethnographic Museum in Razgrad.
The embroidery is from the fund of Chitalishte “Bulgarian Sparks” – Dobrich. “The emphasis is on the motif as a key element in Bulgarian embroidery, preserving the ancestral memory,” said at the opening the deputy director of the museum Daniela Gancheva.
And more – with a part of a folk song she illustrates the place, the deep mysticism, the deep symbolism of the traditional Bulgarian embroidery. “Because the seams preserve the memory of the fact that the embroidery, the motives could be used to find out not only the gender and age of the person, but also what village he is from, what family he is from, what ethnicity he is from. , stitching, identity mark. “:
“Dragana was sitting in the yard,
on embroidery necklace embroidered
From the Sun she sews it,
from the moon it was caught
It is surrounded by stars… “
“Embroidery is increasingly used in our time and way of life,” said in his address the Deputy Mayor of Razgrad Dobrin Dobrev. “The way they are preserved and passed down through the generations is interesting and important. We owe our exceptional gratitude to the people who make them with both hands and preserve the Bulgarian way of life and culture in our difficult times. Congratulations to the organizers of the exhibition and the artists who created this beauty, which we are lucky to enjoy here, “said D. Dobrev.
The event began with performances by talents from the Kalina-Rada Dance School at the Center for Work with Children. Guests were also the Deputy Governor Dragomir Zlatev, friends of the master embroiderer Nikolinka Angelova – a living human treasure from Getsovo, connoisseurs of Bulgarian embroidery.
The 300 “stitches” presented in the exhibition are copies of models from all ethnographic areas in the country. The embroideries are made of wool and cotton threads. They are embroidered with different stitches, and the motifs are stylized images of plants, animals, mythical creatures and household items.
The exhibition can be seen every working day until April 30.