A square scarf, made of cream-coloured synthetic twill woven fabric, with a pattern printed in red. The pattern has nine rows of nine, five-pointed, stars. The stars are enclosed by a red border. Each of the four sides of the scarf has a word (or phrase) in cyrillic, which translates as: eleventh congress BCP; peace; progress; prosperity. The edges of the scarf are machine hemmed.
- Made in: Bulgaria
- Found/Acquired: Sofia
- (Europe,Balkans,Bulgaria,Sofia (region),Sofia)
- Length: 77 centimetres
- Width: 74 centimetres
Information supplied by the donor: Scarves of this kind were sold very cheaply as souvenirs at the time of the Eleventh Congress of the Bulgarian Communist Party, March 29 - April 2, 1976. Party congresses were always an occasion for celebration and were usually accompanied by the completion of public works from which the population would benefit, such as the opening of new cafes and other recreational facilities.
A little staining.
- Associated Event: Eleventh Congress of the Bulgarian Communist Party (29th March - 2nd April 1976.)
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: EEU81199
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