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Montenegro's Ethnographic Museum - STRINGS

This week's PhotoHunt theme is STRINGS.

When is it just strings and when is it thread? When does the thread become a work of art?


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Loom on exhibit in the Ethnographic Museum in Cetinje, Montenegro


Cetinje is the historical and cultural capital of Montenegro. It lost its title as the seat of government to Podgorica, but it didn't lose its place in the hearts and minds of Montenegrins.

When Cetinje was at the height of its cultural influence in Europe there were dozens of impressive embassies in operation. Now each of those embassies has become one of Montenegro's many museums. The Ethnographic Museum, housing exhibits about the everyday lives of the people of Crna Gora for the last 300 years is in the former Serbian Embassy. It rotates themed exhibits on subject such as food, housing, arms, musical instruments, money, etc.

When we visited the exhibit was on textiles and specifically clothing. The display is striking and the needlework breathtaking. I looked at the intricated detail and imagined the women sitting in their homes on the high country. Snowed in and spending their forced hours of idleness on the beautiful costumes they and their families would wear to the spring festivals once the weather broke.

In the series of photos that follow, the picture on the left is an article of clothing. the picture on the right is a closeup detail of the needlework.

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Comments (12)

Great shots! You take beautiful pictures. Also, I love looms
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Lovely colours!

I played too :)

LOL, I had the same question this week. Is it string, is it thread, or is it rope?

Wonderful and interesting entry. Happy weekend!

These are very lovely pictures, Deborah.
I love how you photographed a detail of each piece of clothing.

Have a great weekend!

Mike:

Great shots...
And great way to post strings :-)

These are all so beautiful. Have a great weekend.

I really like how you are posting about your travel for the photo hunt theme. And you are doing a great job on it.

Beautiful loom! I also love rooms in museums showing clothing from a certain period of time. Montenegro is definitely a place I would like to go to someday.

Beautiful! Wow, imagine being able to do that? Creativie entries. Many blessings.

That's beautiful and a great idea for this theme! Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I do hope you'll come by again soon.

Deb:

I, too, faced the dilema of rope vs. string.

Those textiles and clothings are so intricate and beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Fabulous post Deborah. Great take on this week's PhotoHunt theme. :)

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