Woman’s Folk Costume | Pobedim, Slovakia


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Origin: Slovakia | Piestany region | Pobedim village
Era: WWII era (circa 1930-1950) and Mid-20th century (post-1950)
Includes: blouse, vest, matching front and back aprons, cap, floral ribbon sash
Condition: good; faint color fading/discoloration on aprons; hole in vest waist fabric (not visible when worn); minor marks/spots on vest and cap; light general signs of wear; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements (with garments laying flat):
  Blouse – collar: 15″ around
  Blouse – sleeves: 30″ from collar to cuff
  Vest – across front: 17″
  Vest – length: 19″ including plain cotton section
  Aprons – waist: 25″ + 29″ across tops not including lace
  Aprons – length: 26″ including lace (additional 2.5″ folded back at waistband)
Additional Notes: This style of dress was worn in several of the villages just north of Piestany including Pobedim and Podolie and is considered to be one of the most showy variations of the local dress. This ensemble features elements from several different eras as it was common for pieces to be passed down between generations and new elements made to replace ones that were no longer wearable or had gone out of fashion. The apron set along with the cap are likely the oldest elements of this costume dating to the pre-WWII era and the blouse and waist sash are the most recent from the second half of 20th century. The blouse sleeves are decorated with stunning embroidery that incorporates handmade bobbin lace with metallic threads set into the center. The cuffs are finished with commercial lace trim that has been embellished with embroidery to match the rest of the blouse. The front and back aprons have wide waistbands that have been folded back and stitched down – a common way to make aprons shorter as the fashion changed. This modification can be entirely undone if desired to return the set to its original length.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs

Suitable for wear


WWII Era (circa 1930-1950), Mid 20th Centuty (post-1950)


Women's clothing

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