WHERE HAVE WE BEEN



Rise of Kaloyan Festival, Veliko Tarnovo
30.06.2017 – 02.07.2017


Days of Ancestors fair-festival 2017, Pliska
02.06.2017-04.06.2017


Kaleto – Mezdra Medieval Festival 2017, Mezdra
19.05.2017 – 21.05.2017


Pomni Slavata /Remember the Glory festival at Tuida Fortress, Sliven
22-23.10.2016


Bulgarian Roots Autumn fair-seminar 2016, Pliska
15.10.2016


The Daily Life of medieval Tarnovgrad 2016, Veliko Tarnovo
28-31.07.2016


Days of Ancestors fair-festival 2016, Pliska
03.06.2016-05.06.2016


Kaleto – Mezdra Medieval Festival 2016, Mezdra
21.05.2016 – 22.05.2016


Anniversary of Second Bulgarian Empire` founding, Veliko Tarnovo
07.11.2015 – 08.11.2015


The Daily Life of medieval Tarnovgrad III, Veliko Tarnovo
28.08.2015 – 30.08.2015


Todorka's Sun Ancient Cultures Festival, Ohoden
23.07.2015 – 26.07.2015


The Daily Life of medieval Tarnovgrad II, Veliko Tarnovo
10.07.2015 – 12.07.2015


Days of Ancestors fair-festival 2015, Pliska
06.06.2015


Kaleto – Mezdra Medieval Festival 2015, Mezdra
16.05.2015 - 17.05.2015


Bulgarian Roots Autumn fair-seminar 2014, Pliska
01.11.2014 - 01.11.2014


Stanimachos medieval fair 2014, Asenovgrad
20.06.2014 - 22.06.2014


Museum exhibition fair, Ruse
27-28.11.2013


Doblest i slava festival, Shumen
28-29.09.2013


WithoutBorders Art and Ethno Forum, Albena
13-15.09.2013


Stanimachos medieval fair 2013, Asenovgrad
07-09.06.2013


Days of Ancestors fair-festival 2013, Pliska
01.06.2013


Bulgarian Medieval Costume - traveling exhibition

Kalina Atanasova (Badamba) and Alexander Minchev

Since 2004 I have been engaged in the study, analysis and reconstruction of XIII-XIV century` garment - from Bulgaria and the Balkans.
I am the author of

I also make replicas of ancient costumes, jewelery and other accessories by the method of experimental archeology. My works can be viewed at Badamba Workshop website

In order to make our participation in medieval festivals easier, I and my husband, engineer Aleksandar Minchev, reconstructed the pavilion of a traveling merchant. This is a portable booth that is folded to a very compact size, extremely lightweight and comfortable for long-distance transportation. We use it to exhibit a sample of my researches and part of my inventory – head adorments, clothing, jewelery and accessories, war equipment and printed materials. This booth has been extremely successful in attracting interest from both festival goers and the general public.

Below is a selection of photos of my work from various festivals.

pavilion pavilion 2 conversation head adorments embroidery and spinning embroidering boyar procession riders fighters Asenovgrad 2014 Veliko Tarnovo 2015 guards the author of the pavilion medieval dance Veliko Tarnovo 2017 little child again head adorments closer

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