Most of our Homecoming Collection pieces are decorated with a stunning piece of antique Bulgarian jewelry - belt buckle. Belt buckles are one of the most exquisite, striking and feminine ornaments of the national costume. They were a sign of social standing, a betrothal gift and and were even attributed magical protective properties. We use only authentic buckles, not modern-day replicas.
DARENA • HOMECOMING Collection • Dimensions: 31 x 25 cm (L x W) • Textile Provenance: Bulgaria, Rhodope Mountains • Exterior: Colorful woven fabric, hand-rimmed with yellow/green embroidery • Decorated with an antique belt buckle piece made of low-grade silver (called 'sachan' locally) • Interior: Cotton-sateen lining, with pocket attached, mustard yellow • Handles: Woven woolen strings. Adjustable length and design • Button clasp handmade from 'gaitan', locally produced braided cord • Finished with our signature Cherdje leather label