Traditional hand-knitted bridal stockings. From Pomak immigrants, settled in the Biga district (Çanakkale province). 1950-1975. Wool & metallic thread. The pattern shows several diamond-shaped ‘ayna’ (mirror), which is an amulet against the evil eye. (Inv.nr. çor012 - Kavak Costume Collection - Antwerpen/Belgium).
Traditional women’s socks from the Pomak villages near Biga (Çanakkale province). Hand-knitted, wool and silvery ‘lurex’ strips (plied into several of the colours), ca. 1975. With diamond-shaped ‘ayna’ (mirror) pattern, which is an amulet against the evil eye. (Inv.nr. çor161 - Kavak Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).
These beautiful socks are from Mimi Seyferth's 5 Traditional Albanian Socks to Knit. Learn about Albanian history along with its long knitting heritage in this eBook, which Mimi calls "A Travel Memoir in Stitches.
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