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Book Title: Akoby Ho Anjeli Sili: Tradicny Ludovy Odev z Abelovej
Translation: As if Sewn By Angels: Traditional Folk Dress from Abelova
Author: Jana Cerepova
Published: Abelova, Slovakia – 2018
Format & Size: Hardcover – 7″ x 9.5″
Book Condition: New
Description: Lovely book about the folk costumes of the villages of Abelova, Nedeliste and Madacka, which share a common costume tradition. This is the first book to look at the impressive folk dress of this area, which has been documented at the last possible moment while a few informants remain in the village to discuss the history of the local dress. Once an important village with around 1,500 inhabitants, fewer than 200 remain today in Abelova and the village has fallen into disrepair with the folk dress all but gone. Illustrated with historic photos as well as images showing the variety of individual garments. An important publication and worthy addition to every Slovak folk dress reference collection.