Carevna Miladinova-Aleksieva was born in Struga in 1856, among the famous Miladinovi family (her father was the revivalist Dimitar Miladinov, and her first teacher was Georgi Ikonomov ‒ father’s pupil and husband of her sister, the teacher Milica Dimitrova Ikonomova). She continued her education in
Traveling through the Bulgarian lands in 1860-1870 the Austrian-Hungarian Felix Kanitz painted many Bulgarian women. They were portrayed in their traditional lifestyle – in farm work, rose picking and animal husbandry. Rare images are in a festive atmosphere, as they are presented by Holiday Horo engraving.