Silver and Gold Brocade Kerchief | Slovakia


Out of stock


Origin: Slovakia
Era: WWII era (circa 1930-1950)
Condition: good; slight wear along fold lines; minor snags and couple tiny holes; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements: approximately 30″ x 27″
Additional Notes: These scarves were worn with traditional folk costumes in many countries including Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, and more. They were likely woven in different factories in Europe and sold at regional markets throughout the continent. This example was acquired in a village in Slovakia near the Czech border. The demand for brocade kerchiefs has grown exponentially over the past decade and they are now very hard to find. Their modern popularity in Europe is somewhat of a phenomenon and they are still used for folk costumes in Italy, Spain, France, Slovakia, and many other countries. Please note that we photograph these shawls using white-neutral light that should reflect the colors accurately in normal daylight, but they will appear more yellow/gold when viewed under incandescent bulbs so please be aware of potential color variations.

Additional information

Weight .3 lbs

Suitable for wear


WWII Era (circa 1930-1950)


Women's clothing