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Why do I love prints? Zašto volim uzorke?

I always loved ethnic prints. I think it might have something to do with my fascination with folklore. There was always something drawing me to cultural studies, there was always this sensation that I could experience something new and wonderful by getting myself familiar with some new culture. There was nothing wrong with this instinct, I would say. It made me more curious and it lead me to some great places. Even as a little girl, I felt the desire to learn more about different cultures and over the years this curiously motivated me undertake personal study projects. It caused a lot of wanderlust in my childhood. 

As I grew older, I realized that it is not always necessary to travel to experience new cultures. We can learn about some country without even visiting it. Being physically present doesn't always matter much. Do you know those people that are always on their phone? They might call you to meet up but spend all their time texting. When you say your goodbyes, you don't even have the feeling they were actually there with you. That can be applied to many situations. Sometimes we are truly there where our heart is, and our physical location might not be as important as me might think. 

 My own culture was also a source of much interest to me. If you look closely, you will discover that even the city you happen to live in has a particular culture, sometimes even a dozen of them (depending on its location and history). There are so many cultures we can study, both those foreign to us and those familiar. There is so much we can learn, no matter do we speak of the old or of the modern cultures. Perhaps culture in itself is always a mix of the old and the new anyway. My interest in culture was always accompanied with my interest in clothes. I still love learning about folklore dresses, national costumes and different traditions connected with clothes. So, no wonder this little red cap is so dear to me. I love its patter. After this introduction that probably doesn't come as a surprise to you, right? P.S. These photos were taken in Međugorje, Herzegovina- just in case you're wondering.

Uvijek sam voljela tradicionalne uzorke. Mislim da to ima veze s mojim zanimanjem za folklor. Uvijek me nešto privlačilo  izučavanju kultura, uvijek sam imala taj osjećaj da mogu iskusiti nešto novo i divno tako da ću se upoznati s nekom drugom kulturom. Mislim da me taj osjećaj nije prevario. Povećao je u meni znatiželju i odveo me na neka divna mjesta. Čak i kao djevojčica, osjećala sam želju da naučim više o drugim kulturama i tijekom godina ova znatiželja me motivirala da samostalno istražujem brojne teme. U meni je to izazivalo i veliku želju za putovanjem u djetinstvu. 

Kako sam odrastala, shvaćala sam da nije uvijek potrebno putovati da bi iskusili nove kulture. Možemo naučiti puno o nekoj zemlji bez da je i posjetimo. Biti fizički na nekom mjestu ne mora značiti previše. Znate one ljude koji su uvijek na mobitelu? Možda vas nazovu da se sastanete, ali provedu svo vrijeme šaljući poruke. Kada kažete doviđenja, nemate osjećaj da su zapravo bili s vama. To se može primijeniti na razne situacije. Nekad smo doista tamo gdje nam je srce i naša fizična lokacija ne mora biti toliko važna koliko mislimo da je.

Moja vlastita kultura me također uvijek zanimala. Pogledate li dovoljno pažljivo, otkriti ćete da čak i grad u kojem živite ima svoju posebnu kulturu (ponekad čak i desetak njih). Ovisno o svojoj povijesti i položaju, može ih imati veći ili manji broj. Postoji toliko kultura koje možemo izučavati, i one koje su nam poznate i one koje su nam strane, sve nas mogu puno naučiti, a isto vrijedi i kada je riječ o starim i modernim kulturama. Možda je kultura zapravo uvijek mješavina staroga i novoga. Moje zanimanje za kulture je uvijek pratilo i moje zanimanje za odjeću. Još uvijek volim učiti o folklornim nošnjama, kostimima i različim tradicijama vezanim uz odjeću. Tako da nije čudo što mi je ova mala crvena kapica tako draga. Sviđa mi se njen uzorak.  Nakon ovoga uvoda, to vas vjerovatno i ne čudi, zar ne? P.S. Ove su slike uslikane u Međugorju, eto ako ikoga zanima.









 

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  1. Bella la tua acconciatura e mi piace sempre tanto guardare le tue foto!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  2. I know what you feel, I also love prints, they add something to the whole thing <3

    Walking Freckle

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  3. Very cute in your hat and wonderfully sexy legs!! That second shot on the wall in particular led to some fantastic pleasure tonight, dear! Very lovely and wow ;)

    All Things Bright and Lovely

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  4. I really think that our lives are enriched when we take an active interest in out own cultures as well as the cultures of others. And clothing can be such an interesting way to explore different cultures. Ethnic prints are fun!

    Happy holidays to you and your family Ivana!

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  5. lovely pictures, our culture is part of who we are. Its very interesting to know others people culture and know stories about them.

    Have a Merry Christmas!
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    1. so finally we're getting into Christmas spirit!

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  7. As usual amazing look) Have great weekend)
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  8. Preslatka si na ovim fotografijama, poput devojčice. Uzorke takođe obožavam i zaista zahvaljujući njima možemo bar na tren biti kao da smo pripadnik neke druge, a nama intrigantne i zanimljive kulture.
    Pusica

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  9. Amazing! Happy holidays to you, friend!

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  10. Lepo si to rekla. Zaista ne moramo biti fizički prisutni da bismo iskusili svet oko sebe i možda videli i doživeli nešto novo. To me podseća i na one turiste koje smo već "ogovarale" što prevale onoliki puta da bi legli pored bazena. Da li smo tu ili nismo je baš relativna stvar. I sama sam veliki ljubitelj kako svoje kulture, tako ove moje stećene i svih onih koje poznajem u manjoj ili većoj meri. Stanje uma tu ima glavnu ulogu i ta želja za upijanjem svega.
    Kapica je baš medena i podseća me na južnoameričke nošnje :) Mesto je predivno takođe, tako nekako deluje smirujuće. Mene uvek zanima lokacija ;)

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    1. da, sjećam se našega ogovaranja ha ha ha...mislim da je ta želja za upijanjem i kao što kažeš stanje uma ono što čini pravoga turista...i mislim da zato volim toliko tvoje putopise...jer to nikad nije odlazak samo da bi se negdje otišlo već se uvijek vidi koliko se trudiš naučiti nešto o tome mjestu i bolje ga upoznati.

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  11. Amazing outfit, dear Ivana! The print of your cap is beautiful.

    I like folklore dresses and nationals costumes too, especially I love the austrian and german Dirndl (unfortunatly I do´nt have one til now).

    I wish you a Merry Cristmas and all the best for 2017!

    xxxxx Nadine

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    1. thank you Nadine:) I love the Austrian and German national costumes too...and the braids are really cute! I noticed that ladies that wear traditional Austrian or German attire always braid their hair.

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  12. Such a heartwarming post from you my dear! Your hat looks so cute and I am glad that you are actually connecting it to the desires of your heart <3
    Merry Christmas and a happy new year in advance dear!

    love lots,
    Tin

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  13. Bellissime foto, carino il cappellino. Tanti Auguri di Buon Natale
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  14. Wow...it look super amazing...thx for sharing honey...:-)

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  15. this was interesting to read my dear. but i love all those pics you postet. this is a lovely countryside. and you wear a very functional outfit. this hat is funny...;-)

    Jennifer
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  16. Blogging really opened the doors for me to learn about other cultures. It's been so interesting. Love your outfit.
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