Montenegro. Traditional costumes from Krivosije.
By Vladimir Kirin.
Krivošije (Crivosije) is a high plateau in the eastern part of Orjen Mountain in Montenegro between Polje Grahovo and Risan Bay in the Bay of Kotor.
Krivošije is inhabited by Montenegrin-Serbian mountain tribes. In the times of the Ottomans and the Habsburg Monarchy, the Krivoši people were considered a freedom-loving people who successfully resisted both the Ottomans and the Austro-Hungarians. When Herzegovina was still under Ottoman rule, there was a popular saying in the Bay of Kotor: If it were not for the Krivošijers and Risans, the whole Boka (Bay of Kotor) would have paid the haraç (land tax of non-Muslims) to the Turks.