Ties with Tradition
Macedonian apron designs
This exhibition showcases a selection of Macedonian aprons, traditionally worn for special occasions and everyday use.
A powerful juxtaposition of colours, patterns, and materials, these hand-woven aprons tell the stories of women's lives and creativity, their villages and traditions.
For the women of the Illawarra their journey of migration to Australia transformed their aprons from an integral part of daily dress into a lasting memento of a former way of life.
Our thanks to the women and their families who have shared their aprons and their stories to make this exhibition possible.
Ties with tradition: Macedonian apron designs publication can be purchased from the Powerhouse Museum shop for $9.99.
(far left) Spasija Aleksoska shows the apron she gave to her young granddaughter to wear to a wedding. Spasija comes from Trebenista in the Ohrid region.
(left) Angelina Todoroska wearing her apron at home in Wollongong.
Photos by Marinco Kojdanovski.