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Diamonds are no longer a girl’s best friend

Written by  Feb 06, 2016

The height of fashion this year in Dubrovnik comes from the rolling countryside of Konavle. Elegant and fresh the hit this year are Konavle bracelets. You may have thought that the Mayans or the Egyptians had a monopoly on traditional bracelets, now they have competition from Konavle. These hand-crafted bracelets have a touch of history as well as a dose of fashion.

The centuries old culture of embroidery from the Konavle region is now being used in a modern manner. The idea and the handy work comes from Stane Vlasic, she pours hours of time and love into each creation. All the handmade bracelets come in differing colours, sizes and designs and each has its own story. They are certainly eye-catching and unique. A beautiful Dubrovnik souvenir, a memento of your time in the city, you can find them for sale in the gift shop Silk and More on Lučarica Street and also in the DESA Association in the Lazareti complex just outside of the Ploce Gate. Take a small piece of Dubrovnik home with you.

The strictly symmetrical geometric motifs were embroidered in a myriad of forms, most often in red, black and dark green with gold-yellow trimming. The Konavle embroidery is a basic decorative element of the women’s national costume of this part of the Dubrovnik region. Applied on the bodice and cuffs, it was originally embroidered in silk thread - obtained from the silkworm that was solicitously bred in every house of Konavle - and dyed with natural colours.