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Zmijanje Embroidery

Language: Bosnian, subtitles English

"Zmijanje embroidery is a specific technique practised by the women of Zmijanje villages in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Traditionally, Zmijanje embroidery is used to decorate female costumes and household items, including wedding dresses, scarves, garments and bed linen. A deep blue thread is used to embroider improvised rich, geometrical designs; the variations of the embroidered designs determine the social status of the village women. Embroidery is usually done among groups of women, who engage in needlework while singing and chatting."

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Place/region: Bosnia and Herzegovina, South East Europe
Series: Inscriptions on the Intangible Heritage Lists
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Dejan Kosi
Publisher: Museum of Republic of Srpska
Rights: Museum of Republic of Srpska

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Original: Video.AVI
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTICH-2014-0099000004.AVI
Source ref.: DOC:0099000004; CAND:00990
Rights holder: UNESCO ; Museum of Republic of Srpska