Woman’s Folk Costume | Velky Lom, Slovakia


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Origin: Slovakia | Velky Krtis region | Velky Lom village
Era: WWII era (circa 1930-1950)
Includes: blouse, vest, wrap shawl, skirt, apron, kerchief
Condition: good; maroon trim along skirt bottom edge has holes; perspiration staining to wrap shawl; other minor signs of age/wear; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements (with garments laying flat):
   Vest – across front: 17″ between underarms
   Vest – length: 13.75″
   Blouse – sleeves: 23″ from collar to cuff
   Skirt – waist: 31″ around (can be tied tighter)
   Skirt – length: 26″
   Apron – length: 27″
   Wrap shawl: 91″ long
   Kerchief: 29″ x 29.5″
Additional Notes: A striking folk costume from the village of Velky Lom or one of its neighbors with a similar folk dress tradition. The blouse and apron are decorated with hand embroidery featuring an unusual color palette including orange, purple, blue, and yellow. All of the garments are made using the same colors resulting in a beautifully composed ensemble likely worn during light mourning when black was not necessary, but when brighter pinks and reds were not appropriate. Made of luxurious satin brocade fabrics and embellished with sequins, ribbon and trim.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs

Suitable for wear


WWII Era (circa 1930-1950)


Women's clothing