Kroje (pronounced “kro-yeh”) are folk costumes worn by Czechs and Slovaks. Gothic influence is seen in tying shawls and kerchiefs on the head. Fine pleats and gathered lace collars typify the Renaissance era. From Baroque bell-shaped skirts to delicate Slavic patterns, these folk costumes show the complex growth of Czech and Slovak traditions. Kroje had many regional variants with typical decorations and/or colours.
The typical traditional costumes in Schaumburg were worn in the rural areas where
mainly three different variations exist in the region since the 18th century:
- the Bückeburger style
- the Lindhorster style
- the Friller style
Major differences between the different styles were the shape of the women‘s cap and some customs when wearing the different variations of the costumes.
Slovakia is divided into 28 regions. Every region has it own national costumes, songs, traditions, meals… Folk culture plays an important role in the history of our country. It is important to note that all forms of traditional dress (kroj) are a result of centuries of development.
Every social class on the island was defined by its own costume. Among others there was the costume of the marine people, the shepherds, the farmers, the fishermen etc.
Kimi is a beautiful coastal town of the island of Evia and birthplace of the scientist Georgios Papanikolaou, the inventor of the Pap test for cervical cancer. The female costume described below used to be worn in Kimi as well as places near Kimi since the 18th century.
Women’s clothing: The traditional costume of a Valencian woman, the badly named fallera suit, because in fact she was already dressed before the fallas appeared as a party, has a long tradition in history. It appeared in the eighteenth century and began to be a work costume of the Valencian gardeners, but with the passage […]