Costumes of the World - Slovakia
These original, hand drawn illustrations are from my Costumes of the World collection and depict the traditional Kroje style dress for men and women.
Every region of Slovakia has their own slightly different version of traditional clothing as for a long time communities had little interaction with each other. As pockets of people gained exposure to other communities for various reasons, they assimilated some or all of the tastes of those areas. However, the overriding influences were from the Gothic and Renaissance eras, both of which incorporate elaborate lace and threadwork. There are also influences from neighbouring countries, as well as a certain Turkish flare in places, and the Bohemian Reformation brought with it a simpler taste in fashion and a preference for darker colours and stark whites.
The woman in the illustration wears a traditional wreath-like wedding headdress, adorned with flowers, beads, and other adornments.
You can read more about traditional Slovak dress here at nationalclothing.org
A5 / 210 x 148mm
A4 / 297 x 210mm
A3 / 420 x 297mm
All open editions, signed and dated in pencil.
Ready to be mounted and framed, each print is posted with a protective greyboard backing in a bio-degradable sleeve, and in a hard-backed envelope. A3 prints are wrapped in tissue paper and shipped in a postal tube.