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Peasant shoes are the rural light, leather shoes, which is tightened around the leg strap or rigging.They are the basic footwear majority population in Serbia 'to the first half of the twentieth century.
For Serbs, a traditional Serbian peasant shoe is national symbol.

In the Balkan Peninsula's this kind of shoes is very widespread in various shapes, colors and fashion accessories. Leather footwear are also costume in Macedonia, Bosnia and Croatia.

Workshop Kiri make real peasant shoes on the order and sends it to all parts of the world.
Produces all kinds of peasant shoe, a maximum of:

o Sumadian - two types
o Wallachia
o Shopsnian
o Macedonian - two types
o Glamocnian
o Herzegovinian
o CODEX, natural fur and leather
Peasant shoes are leather, light, thin shoes, flat or plate shape made up of the feet, face andrigging or strap binding.

Of basic forms, pieces of leather the size and shape of the foot, which in the past met the elemental human need for protection of the foot, in Serbia in the period after many centuries, has developed several types of peasant shoes.




Depending on the type of leather used and the method of production were made andcarried:
raw diaper of undressed leather made in the home industries;
red leather footwear made as manufacture,
constructed peasant shoe i
peasant shoes of tanned leather made in the peasant-makers and shoe shops across Serbia
Raw leather footwear were made from unprocessed, only salted and sun-dried beef,pork, goat or buffalo skin. Cut out the shape and size of the foot, and rigging passthrough openings or ferret formed along the edge of their shape and fixed by foot. In Serbia, there are two kinds of pesant shoes: presnian and vrncanian. Unlike presnian,whose face is very shallow and often only partially covers the instep, vrncanian shoe has face of rigging, which could have been, the shallower or deeper,decorated or undecorated.

Raw shoes worn mostly livestock population in the mountainous regions of the dinar and the central Balkan area.
Crvenian are named by color (red) skin that were developed.Appearance were similar as vrncanian peasant shoes, but stronger and better. They began to be made in Uzice in mid-nineteenth century. Uzice has become a center from which their manufacture spread to other parts of Serbia.

Peasant shoe of tanned leather consist of sole, face, part of the heel and strap binding. The face of one piece of leather as a lid covering the instep and are therefore named . Most were manufactured and worn in the Pannonian plains, the Sava border areas,are also called Banat, precanian, cottage. They were an integral part of modern costumes Pannonian type, and consider them an element of European culture in the culture of dressing Pannonian Serbs.
Constructed leather footwear were made of tanned cow hide. They consist of a sole, face, top and belt fastening. The face is knitted from thin strips cut softer skin(cartwheel and mesh). Their relationship depended on whether it will be a simple peasant shoe, stew half covered or covered. For a simple peasant shoe mesh was made in mid-and along the edges, and covered, the whole width. Most were accompanied by a simple peasant shoes.

Top of the most prominent and recognizable part of the constructed pair of shoes.Emerged from the folds in shaping soles, he became its chief ornament. According to the shape, size and manner in which the folded top pair of shoes,there are different types of the peasant shoes.The rule is that the women's peasant shoes smaller or not, as the peasant shoes in eastern Serbia.
Many local names for the built shoes testify to their general acceptance among the Serbian population. Peasant shoes usually bear the name of area in which they are made or the name indicates some of their property. In Serbia, carried Sabac, Valjevo, Uzice,Sumadi-a Kosmadian, and Moravian shoes .

Shoes built in Serbia craftsmen made the second half of the nineteenth century.Originally they were shoes for formal occasions. Later, giving way to modern factory shoes, have become largely occupational footwear.
In the western part of Serbia more were made and worn leather footwear constructed in the eastern raw.
Text: Peasant shoes in Serbia
Vera Sarac-Momcilovic, senior curator of the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade
Making peasantshoes in the middle of the eighteenth century, and then founded the first specialized peasant-makers' actions.
Peasant-makers' trade has experienced a boom between the two world wars, whenmany copies and reaching artistic heights.

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