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These dresses are made of extremely high-quality materials like rough, handwoven silk, hand-painted sateen, or woven cotton.
There are a few domestic industries, such as the manufacture of sandals (opanke), and of the handwoven carpets and rugs made at Pirot, which are popular throughout the Balkan Peninsula.
The bands are typically beaded and they can be as simple as a few classically cut beads to the full-on glamour of a crystal-encrusted, handwoven band that is as unique as the wearer.