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Silver wrought prochelnik forehead adornment from Sliven

Master glider

Regional Ethnographic Museum-Plovdiv

Regional Ethnographic Museum-Plovdiv
Plovdiv, Bulgaria

The prochelnik (lit. “for the forehead”) consists of two silver plates that resemble inverted flower (calyx and corolla). Decorated with stylized tree of life and floral motifs around it. 10 chains with Turkish coins (5 on each side) are attached to the plates and the ring above them. The adornment is worn on the forehead attached with three hooks to maiden’s headscarf.

Details

  • Title: Silver wrought prochelnik forehead adornment from Sliven
  • Creator: Master glider
  • Location: Sliven region
  • Date: ХІХ c.

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