Konavle is the most southern-east part of Dubrovnik region. The northern part of Konavle region borders with Mount Snježnica towards Herzegovina and with Mount Bjelotina towards Sutorina. The steep Konavle cliffs extend along the seacoast from Cavtat port to Molunat and peninsula Prevlaka. In the middle of these uplands a fertile valley is situated. Settlements in Konavle preserved their traditional aspect with stone houses, cultivated land and the traditional way of living. The national costume of Konavle is a recognisable element of this area's identity, together with the art of embroidering.
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EMBROIDERY FROM KONAVLE
The embroidery from Konavle, so - called "Poprsnica", is a basic decorative textile element of female national costume. It is made in technique of the counting of the threads of the basic fabric tissue. A strictly symmetric ornament contains the numberless decorative motives. It is originally embroidered with home - made silk thread. The silk is dyed by natural colours with emphasised red, black or dark green ornaments separated with white passages and decorated with golden - yellow tassels.
The names of different ornaments are symbolic and descriptive, and ornaments depend on tissue, fineness of the performance and the possibility of using. So this embroidery can be applied on table - clothes, curtains, clothing etc. The embroideries from Konavle are famous for an accentuated colour, a delicate effect produced by silk thread, and a perfect workmanship that does not permit errors.This embroidery preserves the rich cultural and artistic heritage of the region from which it originates.