Woman’s Black Short Vest | Podpolanie, Slovakia


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Origin: Slovakia | Podpolanie region
Era: Early 20th century (circa 1910-1930)
Condition: very good; missing a few fastener hooks, others rusted; light wear; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements (with garments laying flat):
   Across front: 17.75″ between underams
   Length: 13″
Additional Notes: Traditional lady’s vest from the Podpolanie region of central Slovakia which includes the villages of Detva, Poniky, Hrinova, Hrochot, among others. Made of black cotton with a delicate embroidered floral motif that’s not overwhelming, but just enough to give it a graceful femininity. Lined with homespun linen. There may have been some decorative clasps or buttons on the front at one time, but they would have been removed a long time ago and replaced by hook-and-eye fasteners, which are now also ready to be replaced as many are missing or rusted.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs

Suitable for wear


Early 20th Century (circa 1910-1930)


Women's clothing

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