Traditional Macedonian costume Traditional Macedonian costume

National dress

"Woven wool was taken to the tailor to be cut into a vest; the tailor knew the design and cut of each village."
-Angelina Todoroska
Macedonian women wore traditional dress for all aspects of their daily village life until the middle of the 20th century. The costume included a chemise, a vest, a decorative collar, a headscarf, socks, shoes, detachable sleeves and of course an apron. For special occasions, particularly weddings, it could also include a Turkish coin belt, an array of gold jewellery, head pieces and numerous scarves.