Balkan metal jewelry

Bulgarian belt buckles pafti "Leaf-shaped" woman's belt buckles, photographed in Bulgaria.

The metal jewelry presented here was made by professional metalsmiths, not by the village women who wore them, in contrast to the aprons and socks also shown in this section. Therefore, the jewelry has less of a village-specific character. Belt buckle styles may have larger regional preferences, but can not be identified as definately belonging to a specific village. Where known, regional preferences for a style are noted in the text accompanying specific items.

Click on any of the links to the left to see a group of examples of the listed genre.