Good luck token ('martenitsa'), red and white silk (?) in the form of a double tassel hanging from an elaborate red silk knot with loop at the top secured with a blue ceramic bead decorated with white and yellow dots. Attached to card and containe in original sellophane wrapper.Wrapper with text in cyrillic.
- Made in: Bulgaria (?)
- Found/Acquired: Bulgaria
- Height: 14 centimetres (martenitsa)
- Height: 20.3 centimetres (wrapper)
Exchanged on 1 March with good wishes for health and happiness during the coming spring.
The silk knot is similar to examples made in China.One of the images attached to this record depits the complete collection of martenitsas, collected by MacDermott donated in 2006. The museum registration numbers for this collection of objects is: Eu2006,0310.11 through to Eu2006,0310.24.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: EEU116831
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