Traditional bridal/festive costume from the Pirin Sandanski area (Bulgarian Macedonia). century & first half of the century. Many features of this costume are similar to the traditional bridal outfit of Türkmen villages in northeast-Anatolia.
This hand woven apron is an excellent example of the key element of the splendid traditional costumes worn in Macedonia up until the mid 20th Century. This apron made by Cveta Naumovska was passed down to her daughter Blaguna Nikolovska who brought it with her when she migrated to Port Kembla, south of Wollongong in 1997.