Origin: Slovakia | Liptov region
Era: Early 20th century (circa 1910-1930)
Condition: good; overall fading and color transfer from red threads; recommended for display only
Measurements: 19″ long
Additional Notes: Rare, early example of a married woman’s cap from one of three villages in the Liptov valley region of central Slovakia. Nearly identical costumes were worn in the villages of Liptovska Revuca, Liptovska Osada and Liptovska Luzna and while there was likely once a more noticeable distinction between the villages that allowed for identification of the specific costumes, the differences have blended with time. The predominantly red motifs developed in the early to mid-19th century and incorporated protective symbols together with stylized natural images executed on a relatively narrow linen base. Red embroidery continued to be used into the 20th century, eventually giving way to multi-colored designs of various compositions done on cotton and other fabrics of noticeably larger dimensions. Embellished with handmade linen bobbin lace along the front edge. Scarce.
Suitable for display only
Early 20th Century (circa 1910-1930)