Most of our Homecoming Collection pieces is 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.
PAUNA • HOMECOMING Collection • Dimensions: 37 x 25 cm (L x W) • Textile Provenance: Bulgaria • Exterior: Striped woven wool fabric, green/orange/black, rimmed with handmade yellow embroidery • Interior: Viscose lining, with pocket attached, green • Decorated with an antique belt buckle piece made of low-grade silver (called 'sachan' locally) • Handles: Handles of traditional baby carrier called 'tsedilka'. Adjustable length and design. • Button clasp handmade from 'gaitan', locally produced braided cord • Finished with our signature Cherdje leather label