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.
KALUDA • HOMECOMING Collection • Dimensions: 32 x 23 cm (L x W) • Textile Provenance: Bulgaria • Exterior: Handwoven nulticolor wool fabric with ruffles • Interior: Cotton-sateen, with pocket attached, scarlet • Decorated with an antique belt buckle piece made of low-grade silver (called 'sachan' locally) • Handles: Woven woolen strings, black and red. Adjustable length and design • Button clasp handmade from 'gaitan', locally produced braided cord • Finished with our signature Cherdje leather label