Lightwear - intriguing pageantry of Bizovac women’s costume

Authors: Nina Bačun & Roberta Bratović

Year: 2012

Intriguing pageantry of women’s national costumes, as well as their fall into oblivion, have inspired a contemplation about the new contextualization that would bring them back to life outside the museums. The bottom part of the costume from Bizovac (Croatia) embeds specific traditional handwork techniques, such as embroidery, needle lace and pleating. As a lampshade, it preserves the shape, typological layering and decorative details. 

In 2013 Lightwear was transferred from the realm of handmade to the industrial realm by using the laser-cutting machine. New technology brings modern perspective to traditional handmade work, and enables a model for the preservation of certain motives from the tradition.

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