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Zmijanjski folk embroidery
Zmijanjski folk embroidery
Zmijanjski folk embroidery


What: Tradition
Where: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zmijanje

The main characteristic of the traditional folk dress or costume and folk textile furniture in Bosnia and Herzegovina is the frequent use of colourful embroidery. Various embroidery techniques such as backstitch and cross-stitch and half-cross are used in order to produce different motifs. However, what sets traditional zmijanski embroidery apart from others in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the wider region is the use of thread in one colour – black or dark blue. The origin of decorating textile with a single colour is not known Either way, the zmijanje folk dress is one of the most elegant, not only in Krajina, but also in the wider region. Zmijanjski embroidery is characterised by geometrical and geometrical-floral ornaments. The dominant ornamental composition are variations of the cross or quadrangle or polygon. The embroidery was arranged on the fronts of shirts, the top and bottom of sleeves and around the collar


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