Bashlija is the name for decorative needles of various shapes and dimensions that were worn in many parts and with different types of costumes. While in one end the bashlias were called metal needles of large filigree heads that ended at the top with an alcove on which were attached several longer and shorter chains, decorated with money, in other parts the name bashli was used to decorate a type of jewelry brooch. Made with the technique of crocheting pearls, which could achieve a very diverse ornamentation, richly decorated with colorful rows of jewelry beads, they were a favorite decoration of both girls and boys. They were worn on the lapels of upper garments or hung on a belt.

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