Ethnographic Museum

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Treasure chest of culture from the former Jugoslavia Jan 27, 2009
In a very non-descript building (read: very hard to locate )in Studentski Trg you will find a treasure chest of history and culture.

I was so pleasantly surprised. Due to the fact that during the period that Beograd was the capitol of Jugoslavia, the museum's collection included artifacts from Serbia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Kosova, Croatia, Slovenia, and Macedonia. How awesome for me. As an interior designer, I enjoy seeing the differing styles of each culture that I visit. This was such an opportunity to see so much in one space. I was in heaven.

There were so many amazing sights. Belts with obviuos turkish influence. Colorful Macedonian socks that come up to just below the knee. There were embroidered designs of swirls, flowers, and geometric designs. There were beads sometimes fashioned into designs and sometimes strung up and hanging with metal dics at the ends.

Rural Serbian housing There were the most wonderous fabric designs used on coats, hats, vests, and aprons. There were also, displayed, some of the tools and looms to make the fabrics, rugs, and clothing.

In addition there were many stone items from the ancient past, very old pictures of life in many parts of Jugoslavia. Included in this section were many interesting models of housing from different ages and regions. They even had windmills as I saw a replica of one in this section, also.There were even also some carts and sleighs form days gone by.

What a fantastic journey through the ages and regions of the much of the Balkans. It was fantastic, a must see.
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