Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Magyar népviseletek

A lovely little book by Foffan Karoly of Hungarian folk costume (printed 1969. I bought it as a discard from the Textile Museum of Canada Library).
Always an apron over the chemise. I love the crossover of the scarves, tucked into skirts,
the gigantic perfectly formed pompoms, incredible multiple skirts with pleats and pleats and pleats, coloured and textured stockings, or plain white, and tall shiny black boots.

A great resource for this and other titles in Eastern European folk art and beautiful original garments! is here

Below, two Polish wonders featured there.

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