Inspiration Behind the Modern Zovnica Croatian Traditional Bag

Inspiration Behind the Modern Zovnica Croatian Traditional Bag

October 04, 2019

A lot of the inspiration for our clothing comes from the traditional Croatian nošnja. So in keeping with traditions, our next focus was to modernise the Zovnica bag.

During our research we heard this traditional bag being referred to as zovnica or zobnica, so we will refer to it as the zovnica bag in this blog post.

This is one of those beautiful accessories we wanted to bring to life for our customers!

Traditionally, the Zovnica bag is made of wool and is handwoven. The Zovnica bags we have had the pleasure to see have colourful patterns and a long strap. During our visit to the Šokačka Kuća in Slavonia, we were told that these bags were very functional and were traditionally worn on Sunday’s or special occasions.  

In order to modernise the Zovnica bag, it took several attempts until we reached our final design.

The inspiration of our Modern Zovnica Bag

Inspiration Behind the Modern Zovnica Croatian Traditional Bag

Our Attempt to Create the Modern Zovnica Bag

To pay tribute to the vibrant colours of the traditional Zovnica bags, we decided to use our colourful Red Folklore pattern from the Šestine area.

Our first attempt includes fringe that goes all the way around the bag.

Inspiration Behind the Modern Zovnica Croatian Traditional Bag

Our Final Design of the Modern Zovnica Bag

The final design includes our Red Folklore pattern with a simple row of fringe for a chic modern look. We’ve also included an adjustable strap so that the bag can be used across the body or over the shoulder. Our Fringe bag also includes a zipper closure to ensure your belongings are stored safely.

Now you can wear our modern version which is designed for versatility and convenience.  It's functional, practical and made to fit your essentials.

  • Measurements:
    • ~26cm’s wide x 28cm’s high
    • ~10in wide x 11in high
  • Crossbody Adjustable Strap
  • Zipper Closure

Add a bit of Croatia to your outfit with the

Crossbody Red Folklore Fringe Bag.

Inspiration Behind the Modern Zovnica Croatian Traditional Bag

Follow us on Facebook or Instagram to hear more about us and to stay up to date with events we will be attending and what new products we are releasing.

Also, don't forget to sign up to our newsletter for exclusive access to exclusive sales and early releases!



Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Latest News from uppermoda

Where to find Croatian food and cakes in Sydney and Greater NSW
Where to find Croatian food and cakes in Sydney and Greater NSW

September 11, 2020 2 Comments

If you live in Sydney or just visiting, check out our blog to find out where you can get your fix of Croatian food and cakes in NSW. Our aim is to promote our Croatian community as well as Small Business!

Read More

Croatian Diaspora Spotlight Series - Mate Paskanovic Pavkovic
Croatian Diaspora Spotlight Series - Mate Paskanovic Pavkovic

August 09, 2020

In our next installment of our Croatian Diaspora Spotlight Series, Uppermoda interviews Mate Paskanovic Pavkovic, a returnee from Canada and one of the organisers of the Crodiaspora summit. Read our interview to learn more about what drove Mate to live in Croatia and what he is doing to get more Croatians to return to Croatia. 

Read More

What is Uppermoda doing differently due to COVID-19
What is Uppermoda doing differently due to COVID-19

April 22, 2020

Thank you for your support during COVID-19. We wanted to provide an update of what we are doing differently during this period to ensure your safety when you get your order.

Read More