Dress to Impress: Exhibition of the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade opens at the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum
On Saturday, September 17, the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum will host the opening of the Dress to Impress: Exhibition of the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade, dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Azerbaijan and Serbia. The exhibition features sixty-four traditional costume pieces from the collection of the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade. These exhibits represent the 19th–20th-century women’s and men’s clothing used on the Balkan Peninsula and the Pannonian Basin and reflects the cultural heritage of the Serbian people and their past lifestyle. The rich artistic design and colorful floral patterns of the exhibits mainly consisting of the vests and jackets symbolize the developed agriculture and fertile land of the Middle-Danube. The garments characterize decorous urban and rural daily and festive clothes designed with harmonious patterns, colors, cut, and shape.
The exhibition is organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia, the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, and the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Azerbaijan.
The exhibition runs until October 16, 2022.
As part of the exhibition, the ANCM will organize workshops on Serbian traditional embroideries for adults and children. These include coloring schemes for embroidery, embroidery with a gaitan (cord) on felt, and cross-stitch.
Notably, since 2016, the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum and the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade have implemented a number of projects and exhibitions.