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 old buckles, not modern-day replicas.
SVILENA • HOMECOMING Collection • Dimensions: 36 x 24 cm (L x H) • Textile Provenance: Bulgaria, Rhodope Mountains • Exterior: Striped woven wool fabric, interwoven with lamé (metallic thread) accents • Interior: Cotton-sateen lining, with pocket attached, bright green • Decorated with an antique belt buckle piece made of low-grade silver (called 'sachan' locally), shaped into a paisley motif • Handles: Woven woolen strings, black. Adjustable length and design. • Button clasp handmade from 'gaitan', locally produced braided cord • Finished with our signature Cherdje leather label