Monday, October 05, 2009


"Zubun" opened in the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade on September 21st. With this exhibition the museum celebrates 108 years of its foundation. The exhibition consists of about 600 objects from museum’s collection, folk costumes from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, and Macedonia.

For us, a new word for the day: "zubun," according to the website, "a top garment vest, usually sleeveless, made of cloth, mostly in white color. People wore it during the whole year, and it was really a necessary piece of clothes of cattle-breeders. Zubun was widely spread on Balkan Peninsula, and it was worn in combination with shirt, bodice and doublet. From region to region it has different length."

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