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Macedonia: Urban Dress

Slavica Hristova, Tatjana Gjorgjiovska and Sanja Dimovska

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus 2010

Encyclopedia entry

The Republic of Macedonia is situated on the southeastern part of the Balkan Peninsula. Until the early twentieth century, it was part of the Ottoman Empire. Following the end of World War I, its territory fell within the newly formed Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes, while after World War II, Macedonia became one of the six republics within the federally organized Socialist Yugoslavia. Since 1991, the Republic of Macedonia has been an independent state. It is a multiethnic country with

Macedonia: Ethnic Dress

Angelina Krsteva and Vladimir Janevski

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus 2010

Encyclopedia entry

The Republic of Macedonia is a landlocked country on the Balkan Peninsula, bordered by Serbia and Kosovo to the north, Albania to the west, Greece to the south, and Bulgaria to the east. Until the early twentieth century, it was part of the Ottoman Empire, and after World War I, under the name of Southern Serbia, its territory fell within the newly formed Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes. As the twentieth century progressed, borders, names of states, and the balance of power in the whol

Geography and Climate: Southeast Europe

Liz Mellish

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus 2010

Encyclopedia entry

Southeast Europe is predominantly mountainous, with steep valleys and flat plains; in the early twenty-first century it is occupied by Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Moldova, and Bulgaria. The geography here has always strongly influenced dress. Areas near trade routes had greater access to raw materials. The climate varies from continental in the inland and more northern areas to Mediterranean in coastal areas and south

Threads of Life: Red Fringes in Macedonian Dressemphasis

Vesna Mladenovic

Source: Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia. Beliefs about Protection and Fertility 1999

Book chapter

The two districts discussed here are both situated in western Macedonia, the region west of the river Vardar. The Debar-Miyak district is a mountainous territory bordering Albania. It takes its name from the largest town in that district, Debar, and from the Miyaks, a Christian-Orthodox tribe who lived in that district.

Introduction: Folk Dress, bath-house (pirts) supernatural Supernatural Beliefs, and the Body

Linda Welters

Source: Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia. Beliefs about Protection and Fertility 1999

Book chapter

Before discussing the theoretical underpinnings of beliefs about protection and fertility, it is necessary to define some of the terms used by the contributors to this book. Of prime importance is the meaning of folk and folklore, because it affects our understanding of folk dress.

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