Embroidered Wool Dress | Kyustendil, Bulgaria


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Origin: Bulgaria | Kyustendil area
Era: Early 20th century (circa 1910-1930)
Condition: very good; light wear and signs of wear and age; no significant damages; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements (with garments laying flat):
   Across front: 21″ between underarms (including gussets)
   Waist: 31″ around
   Length: 43″
Additional Notes: Traditional garment worn on all sides of the border between Bulgaria, Serbia and Macedonia, though most frequently associated with the Kyustendil region of Bulgaria. Made from heavy black wool and decorated with elaborate embroidery and couching work. An authentic dress from this region was used by designer Jean Paul Gaultier in a fashion show in 2010 (last photo above) and they continue to inspire and captivate due to their sophisticated design and unique ornamentation.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs

Suitable for wear


Early 20th Century (circa 1910-1930)


Women's clothing