Skip to Content

A Monthly Culture Matrix For the Cosmopolitan Traveler

Traditional Jewellery and Dress from the Balkans

British Museum / London

The Balkans stretch from the Ionian sea in the west to the Turkish straits in the east, and historically have been a region of much intrigue. A geographic area that serves as Europe’s southeast border, it contains six countries (including Albania, Bulgaria, Kosovo) and partially contains another seven (Croatia, Greece, Italy, Turkey, etc.) This user-friendly introduction to the Balkans views the region through each country’s traditional clothing and jewelry. The objects combine European and Euro-Asian elements in a dazzling array of patterns, styles, and colors. Each tells its own story. —E.C.

British Museum Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG, UK
Get Directions »
Start a New Search
Subscribers Only

Start your free trial to access the full Arts Intel Report

Subscribe to Air Mail to access every article
and search our entire Arts Intel Report.

Subscribe Now

Already a subscriber? Sign in here.