Slovak Folk Embroidery

Couple in traditional Slovak costume. Kezmarok, Slovakia

Couple in traditional Slovak costume. Kezmarok, Slovakia

Ensemble Date: 1840–80 Culture: Slovak Medium: wool, cotton, silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 32 in. (81.3 cm) Length at CB (b): 25 in. (63.5 cm) Length at CB (c): 12 in. (30.5 cm) Length at CB (d): 22 in. (55.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of the International Business Machine Corporation, 1960

Ensemble Date: 1840–80 Culture: Slovak Medium: wool, cotton, silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 32 in. (81.3 cm) Length at CB (b): 25 in. (63.5 cm) Length at CB (c): 12 in. (30.5 cm) Length at CB (d): 22 in. (55.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of the International Business Machine Corporation, 1960

Moravian sampler motifs . . . from http://www.eshop-rychle.cz/fotky10186/fotos/_vyrp13_791110501c.jpg

Moravian sampler motifs . . . from http://www.eshop-rychle.cz/fotky10186/fotos/_vyrp13_791110501c.jpg

A folk costume of Slovakia.

A folk costume of Slovakia.

Karel Plicka, slovenské kroje (national costumes of Slovakia); mladá žena z Heľpy

Karel Plicka, slovenské kroje (national costumes of Slovakia); mladá žena z Heľpy

Kroje a tak | Lubina village, Považie region, Western Slovakia.

Kroje a tak | Lubina village, Považie region, Western Slovakia.

The ornamental decorations on these Slovakian costumes also decorate the log homes of Cicmany, a tradition dating back 200 years. More including video at www.naturalhomes.org/cicmany.htm

The ornamental decorations on these Slovakian costumes also decorate the log homes of Cicmany, a tradition dating back 200 years. More including video at www.naturalhomes.org/cicmany.htm

Antique RPPC/Photograph of Chicago Slovak Girl by PainterPoetMuse, $30.00

Antique RPPC/Photograph of Chicago Slovak Girl by PainterPoetMuse, $30.00

Karol Plicka: Gajdoš z Novohradských vrchov:1928

Karol Plicka: Gajdoš z Novohradských vrchov:1928

Ignác Šechtl: Táborský kozácký kroj

Ignác Šechtl: Táborský kozácký kroj

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