Woman’s Folk Costume | Jakubany, Slovakia


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Origin: Slovakia | Spis region | Jakubany village
Era: WWII era (circa 1930-1950) and Mid-20th century (post 1950)
Includes: blouse, vest, skirt, apron, kerchief
Condition: very good; blouse has some minor staining; kerchief has some tiny holes; minor signs of use/age; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements (with garments laying flat):
  Vest – across front: 21″ between underarms + approximately 8″ in tucks
  Vest – length: 17″
  Skirt – waist: 32″ around
  Skirt – length: 28″
  Apron – length: 28″
  Kerchief: 33.5″ x 32″
Additional Notes: Traditional Rusyn woman’s folk costume from the village of Jakubany in the Spis mountain region of northeastern Slovakia. The skirt and apron are both made of indigo-dyed, handmade blueprint linen. They are the older pieces in the ensemble dating to the first or second quarter of the 20th century and the other items were made post-WWII. The vest is the most recent item and was made as a replacement in the village by a woman when the older one became too small and worn out. It has also been made smaller by taking in about 4″ of fabric on each side, which can be unstitched to make the vest larger.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs

Suitable for wear


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


Women's clothing