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Embroidered kerchief – jagluk
- Ethnology›Material Culture
The kerchief is made of a thinner „bez sadeluk”, white cotton fabric, with sumptuous motifs on its edges. Three vegetal motifs, leaves or flowers, are embroidered on each end with cyclamen red and pale green silk, bound with brown thread. Veins on leaves are in silver thread. Twigs are set against an olive green background which, probably, represents soil on which the grass is dark green. Above the flower, there is, embroidered with silver thread, a bird representation. Around this, bluish little flowers are disposed at random. On each border and somewhere on the side there are three zigzag red stripes set in parallel. Next to its edges, blue and red little teeth are made. The cloth is woven from cotton in two threads or yarns on horizontal weaving loom, and silk and silver threads are used for embroidery.
Embroidery techniques are musebak(trellis), verevija (zig-zag) and keranje (needle lace embroidery).
It is used as a decorative towel in the house interior or as a wedding present.