Danube Virtual Museum

Kožuh - leather costume jacket

Title: Kožuh - leather costume jacket
Location/Region: Srem
Chrolonology: 1900 - 2000
Museum: Etnographic Museum in Belgrade
Country: Serbia
Culture: Serbian, Orthodox, rural
Material: Leather
Dimensions: L 37 cm
Production Technique: Leather craftsmanship


Made of black sheepskin. Tailored in form of bodice that is being buttoned on the front with three leather buttons decorated with colorful woolen tassels and leather stitches, "pekljas". Along all edges it is sewed with dark fur ribbon. The entire surface is decorated with floral applications in red, yellow and green leather and little mirrors. Here and there, it is embroidered with full stitches of white and pink wool. The leather cord is hanging on the back, attached to it are three pendants with mirrors framed with red leather and fur puff.