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Name of Object:

Doily, Parisian pattern


Belgrade, Serbia

Holding Museum:

Museum of Applied Art


First half of the 20th century

Type of object:


Museum Inventory Number:


Material(s) / Technique(s):

Wool; weaving


H: 58cm, W: 60cm




A Pirot doily (šustikla) with the Parisian pattern (Pariska šara) was used as a chair seat cover. The central field is filled with larger ornaments called bombs (bombe) and smaller ornaments called bibice, arranged alternately in rows or columns. The wide outer border (ploča) is decorated with the Queens’s sleeve (kraljičin rukav) ornament. The colours used are: red, green, blue, pink, black and white. According to tradition, the Queens’s sleeve ornament was created upon request of Queen Natalija of Serbia, modelled on the pattern found on the sleeve of her Wallachian folk shirt. Most probably, the ornament represents a stylized vine.

How date and origin were established:

By stylistic analysis, material and technique

How Object was obtained:

Purchased in 1985

Selected bibliography:

Vitković-Žikić, M., Pirotski ćilimi = Les Kilims de Pirot, Belgrade: Muzej primenjene umetnosti, 2001.
Petković, M., and Vlatković, R., Pirotski ćilim [Abstract in English], Belgrade: Srpska akademija nauka i umetnosti, 1996.
Stojanović, D., Pirotski ćilimi [Summary in English], Belgrade: Muzej primenjene umetnosti, 1987.

Citation of this web page:

Draginja Maskareli "Doily, Parisian pattern"  [db_in_citation_dca]  2018.;DCA;sb;Mus31;17;en

Prepared by: Draginja Maskareli

MWNF Working Number: RS1_017