Работилница БЪДЪМБА BADAMBA workshop
Costumes: Second Bulgarian Kingdom First Bulgarian Kingdom Ancient Rome Thracians Various       Accessories: Shields Embroidery Jewelry Belts

The presented garments are made using my own schemes and projects. I have decorated most of them with handmade embroidery; the female head adornments are also sewn almost entirely by hand. All of them are based on my research, which is partially published at badamba.info (mainly in Bulgarian, for now). This was possible with the support of Rumqna Naumova, Daniela Marinova, Zlatina Stoyanova, Elena Boyanova, Ivan Rendakov, to whom I would like to express my gratitude.
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  1. Female boyar costumes. Those are made of expensive (at the time) materials - velvet, silk, fabric with silk and cotton threads, fabric with metal threads, golden galloons. Typical of the boyar dresses are long, impractical decorative sleeves.

  2. Male boyar costumes.
    2A - executed by Ivan Valchev (pictured)  

  3. Common women. Garments made of plain materials  - linen and cotton.

  4. Common men

  5. War equipment – gambeson and chain mail

  6. Eastern Orthodox clergy (bishop and priest) - wool and silk fabrics, golden and pearl embroidery

Red dress
Red kaftan
grave from Preslav
Zemen boyar
Boyar with cloak
Little boyar
Blue dress
Zemen old version
Musician from Rila monastery
Brown kaftan