Skopska Blatija – bishop vestments
The design of the elements which are part of the vestments are made according to holiday costume from the East Skopje region – known as Skopska Blatija. The Veljusa cross itself is embroidered with detail from the costume, in that way it being incorporated in this model.
The motif of the embroidery on the sleeve of the sakkos is immanent “nine flowers”. Five of them form a cross vertically-horizontally, and five on both diagonals. The small cross surrounded by gold threads also has a central place in the border.
The vestment is embroidered with metallic threads , in five colors.