Embroidered Rusyn Blouse | Sambron, Slovakia


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Origin: Slovakia | Spis region | Sambron village
Era: WWII era (circa 1930-1950)
Condition: good; minor wear; some stains and occasional spots; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements (with garments laying flat):
   Across front: 23″ side to side
   Length: 23″
Additional Notes: Traditional Rusyn woman’s blouse from the village of Sambron in the Spis region of north-eastern Slovakia. The sleeves are of cotton and the body is made from homespun linen cloth. Since cotton was considered to be a finer fabric and had to be purchased only the parts that would be seen from under the vest were made from it while the rest of the blouse was made of less costly homespun. Decorated with embroidery, weaving and trim around the cuffs and collar. Many immigrants to America in the early 1900s came from this part of Slovakia and many Americans of Rusyn decent can trace their ancestors to Sambron and the neighboring villages.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

Suitable for wear


WWII Era (circa 1930-1950)


Women's clothing