Zmijanje embroidery is traditionally made by women and performed together in a group setting. It is used to decorate female costumes and household items, including wedding dresses, scarves, garments and bed linen. Each embroiderer adapts and reinvents the required knowledge and skills as part of the process of transmission. The knowledge is conveyed orally and through practical work. Students learn by watching experienced embroiderers combine pre-determined elements into numerous variations, and through regular and continuous practice.