Macedonian/Greek/Bulgarian handmade old authentic silver buckles decorated with horn tile with ornaments and belt. They are in excellent condition with a deep relief and a spectacular middle plate in the shape of a diamond with a blue stone in the middle. The buckles are very beautifully made with floral ornaments and geometric motifs. The decoration of a horn tile with ornaments and figures of two angels is in the shape of a leaf. This is a romantic metaphor of eternal love. Their origin is from Macedonia, Greece or Bulgaria, and this model is quite rare. The buckles weigh about 150 grams and measure 175/70 mm / 6.9 / 2.8 inches. The length of the buckles with the authentic hand-woven belt is 900 mm / 35.4 inches – you get what you see in the photos. The following is a brief description of the traditions and ways of making them – Authentic Bulgarian, Macedonian and Greek folklore and belt buckles. This is one of the unique Bulgarian, Macedonian and Greek traditional lock called “PAFTI”. It is part of the Bulgarian / Greek folklore garment 17 to the early 20th century. This can be from 1800 to 1890. Material used is a kind of silver assay – 600/1000. Stretcher consists of two decorative oval plates, medium plate, connected with a hook and ring. These last mounted the beautiful element made in the traditional filigree technique. Complete with traditional buckle belt. Handmade by an unknown master. Like all jewelry from the time these buckles are a unique shape and decoration. Jewelers often repeated pattern. Metal buckles became an integral part of the traditional suits and typical accent in city clothes in Bulgarian, Macedonian and Greek Revival. The main material for belts and buckles of gold centers during the Ottoman rule was copper, bronze and cheapest of precious metals – silver and its alloys, mainly copper base. They are made using basic decorative techniques and methods specific to the art of traditional Bulgarian / Greek gold: construction and are hammering, stamping, casting, filigree, enamel and niello. Bulgarian buckles retains the old signs, in which traditional mythological concepts and reality are intertwined. As an integral part of Bulgarian, Macedonian and Greek national costumes and Renaissance clothing city wide variety of belt buckle shows some typical local and regional differences, making them one of the most important parts of the garment. If you have additional questions please do not hesitate to contact me. The item “Macedonian/Greek/Bulgarian handmade old authentic silver buckles with horn tile” is in sale since Tuesday, February 2, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\European”. The seller is “bgart2010″ and is located in Sofia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Handmade: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Bulgaria
- Culture: European
- Provenance: Ownership History Not Available
- Featured Refinements: Greek
- buckles with horn and belt from 19th c.: handmade old authentic silver buckles with horn