Folklorno društvo Lancova vas

Predstavitev folklornih kostumov

Between 1991 and 1993, a research of clothing culture in Lancova vas and its vicinity has been carried out by the help of Marija Makarovič, PhD (The Heritage of Lancova vas and Its Vicinity, published in 2003). In 1993, the members of the Folklore Society Lancova vas have presented Sunday best traditional clothing typical of Lancova vas and its vicinity, based on this research.

MEN'S SUNDAY CLOTHES were made of, as it is still customary today, monochromatic dark, mainly black, grey, also brown and blue woollen or half-woollen cloth. At the verge of the century, the suits made of dark, for example black, cloth with lighter, white stripes were also worn. Besides this, men wore a combination of striped trousers and a monochromatic waistcoat and jacket.Mens sunday clothes
Monochromatic velvet green, black, brown and blue waistcoats remained popular from the middle of 19th century.

Shirts were made of white cotton linen with a chest patch, made of white or colour striped cotton fabric.

Boots were a Sunday and work footwear even before World War II.

A hat with a higher crown and narrower or wider brims belonged to the work as well as Sunday clothes. Decorative ribbons on the hats were of various colours – black, green, grey or brown. The hats were also available in various colours.

WOMEN'S CLOTHES have undergone many more style changes than men's clothes. Already before World War I, a popular Sunday garment among younger women was a combination of dark brown skirt and a white blouse. After World War I, this combination was accepted by older women as well.

A long pleated skirt with a waist has displaced a waist tailored skirt which was still very long and creased in the waist. The lower quarter of the skirt is garnished with silk ribbons.

Women's clothesA petticoat – was waist tailored and waist pleated. On the lower hem it had a white hand-made lace. Women usually starched their petticoats, making the starch out of white flour.

Garments characteristic of our region were shawls made of shining thin thread of multiple colours. Women wore the shawls around their shoulders, crossed it on the chest and tucked the ends in their apron.

An apron with a waist was a compulsory supplement to work or Sunday clothes. The apron typical of our region was made of two widths of cloth and was slightly pleated below the waist. A Sunday apron of older women was usually black, made of silk or cotton, while younger women wore multi-coloured aprons. Women also liked to add a black silk ribbon tied in a bow in the waist. Before World War I, narrower aprons with a waist were a popular wear with Sunday clothes. They used to be garnished with lace and pleated in the waist. Work aprons were made of blue printed cloth or a similar material.

Besides black and brown stockings, women also like to wear white, blue, grey or green stockings. Women used to tie their stockings under their knees with a plain ribbon.

A common work or Sunday summer or winter footwear was made of leather or partly of leather combined with black cloth or velvet.

A large white embroidered kerchief called ‘peča’, which is tied in the back, was replaced by a smaller, yet still white embroidered cover. Among the kerchiefs of earlier origin, large kerchiefs (125 x 125 cm) as well as small white embroidered ones have been preserved. Some small kerchiefs were also colour embroidered (flowers). Work white kerchief was usually not embroidered.



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