Ties With Tradition

These charming and beautiful aprons, which were recently part of an exhibition in Australia, are traditionally woven and worn on special occasions by generations of Macedonian women. The powerful juxtaposition of colors, patterns, and materials tell the stories of their lives, villages and traditions. If you’re interested, you can click here to read some of the touching stories that accompany each apron. Thanks for the tip, Simone!

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  1. s wrote:

    nice clutch 😉

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  2. I love the prints!
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  3. Alexandra wrote:

    Mh, interesting. I would think of aprons as something worn while cooking to protect your clothing. Guess those are different.

    Whats with the other two comments? I don’t see a clutch and no prints either… those are woven..wtf

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  4. These aprons are stunning. I think craft as art is sometimes the most stunning.

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  5. janet wrote:

    aprons like these can be traced back to really primative roots. they were worn to protect as well as draw attention to a lady’s fertility. the intricate colors and patterns were meant to confuse the evil eye. I really love looking at these aprons. they’re mesmerizing! thanks for posting them.

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  6. These really are so beautiful and artful. I love the tradition of tribal dress – I recently shared this inspiration on my blog with photos of theHmong Hill tribw women of Vietnam. http://sisterbatik.blogspot.com/2011/05/women-of-tribe-vietnam.html

    I am going off to take a look at the link you posted – thank you for sharing : )

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  7. Jessie wrote:

    What fantastic aprons! There’s nothing better than looking good in the kitchen. Kind of want to buy one of these!! Thanks for sharing as always.
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  8. wow that’s very cool. i love things with so much history, these are beautiful!

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  9. The first and last one are my faves. They would make a special gift for someone who likes to be in the kitchen. =)

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  10. Nomadic D wrote:

    Absolutely gorgeous. Why don’t we have such festive aprons anymore?

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  11. Carrie wrote:

    I love aprons and, like hats, wish people wore them more often. The colors on these are beautiful and I love that they each come with a story.

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  12. Yet, another really good reason to keep baking, and making sensory memories.
    Cheers!

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