Shawls or more chapras are embellished metallic heel straps that play a prominent role as jewelry in women's folk costumes.

According to archaeological findings in Madara, booths on the territory of Bulgaria were forged in the 9 - 10 century, and were mass produced during the The Second Bulgarian Kingdom. The shapes and decorative motifs known since then continue to be reproduced until the beginning of the 20 century, when folk costumes began to give way to modern urban clothing. In addition, the tile size increases gradually over time.

Shoes have a special place in women's costume. Traditionally, they are worn only by married women after receiving them as a gift at their engagement or wedding (only married women wear metal ornaments; during the wedding they are mainly made up of beads). The jewelry was seen as a means of protection against bad forces, in particular the belt and the slippers protected the woman's childbearing organs.

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Indian palm-shaped paft with edges edged up. The border and the heels above the clasp have a floral and geometric filigree decoration on both sides with a mother-of-pearl plate and an image of a double-headed eagle with a crown, 20 cm.

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The rice paddies are round and pointed at one end. They are engraved with plant motifs and a double-headed eagle.

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Boots in the shape of a curly palm. A border of stylized leaves and berries and a twig with a berry on top. On the paftet - a double-headed eagle with a crown. Length 17,8 cm. 

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A palm-fringed bronze and silver paft. On each side are depicted in a circle of dots with floral ornaments. The edges are enclosed by decoration of lines and dots. A tile fixed to the right shoe affixed a bird resting its beak on one wing.

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Curly Indian palm frock. A bird with half-open wings is depicted, with its head turned back, and above it a sun with a human image. On the tavern - a bird with a crown. 10 cm.

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Cross-shaped paft from Lozengrad.

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Boots - bronze, rectangular in shape, decorated with blue and yellow enamel, with glass, green and red stones.

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