Carpathian Basin traditional folk costumes


Girl’s costume from Magyarvista

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Magyarvista
Laptás cashmere shawl is on the head; the hair is elongated with woven ribbons. The skirt is made of cashmere; it is accordion-pleated and decorated with ribbon trimmings in rows at the bottom. The blouse is made of cashmere and decorated with ribbons and pearl needlework. A pearled vest is over the blouse and the cashmere apron is accordion-pleated, double-knit and richly embroidered with pearl needlework and decorated with ribbons.
Still worn today..

Girl’s costume from Méra

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Méra
Snail-pearled headdress with a ribbon holder decorated with pearl needlework and with ribbons and a panel on the head. The skirt is made of cashmere; it is accordion-pleated and decorated with ribbon trimmings in rows at the bottom. The armhole blouse is made of fine linen and embroidered with red yarn. A pearled red velvet camisole and an accordion-pleated, triple-knit cashmere apron richly embroidered with pearl needlework and colored ribbons complete the costume.
Still worn today..

Headdresses from Buják

Provincialism: Palóc
Region: Buják
Six women’s headdresses made of satin and cashmere from Buják, each of which is richly hand-embroidered on the back and on the sides. A gathered chignon holder is placed at the back of the head for securing the chignon.
1930s..

Girl’s costume from Magyarvista

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Magyarvista
Snail-pearled headdress with a ribbon holder decorated with pearl needlework, ribbons and a panel is on the head. The skirt is made of cashmere; it is accordion-pleated and decorated with ribbon trimmings in rows from the bottom to its median section. The armhole blouse is made of fine linen and is embroidered with red yarn. The leather vest is embroidered with red yarn. The accordion-pleated, triple-knit cashmere apron is richly embroidered with pearl needlework and color ribbons.
Still worn today..

Girl’s confirmation costume from Bogártelke

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Bogártelke
Richly pearled paneled headdress with the so-called sarlang is on the head. A pearled silk pompon is around the neck. There is also a tiny flower-patterned, pleated textile skirt, and a dyed blue, fine linen blouse with red embroidery on the sleeves. The pearl embroidered vest, the so-called lajbi, is over the blouse. The apron is ribboned and pearled. The handkerchief folded into triangular shape is held by its corner. Red boots with green and yellow embroidery are on the feet.
1940s and 1950s. .

Costume from Gyerőmonostor

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Gyerőmonostor
The blouse is made of fine white linen and is decorated with embroidery in the longitudinal direction of the sleeves; the leather vest is embroidered with black yarn; the underskirt is made of pleated frill linen and the pinned muszuj is made of black textile and edged with wine-red velvet at the bottom. The waist of the muszuj is decorated with sewn-down décor adorned with a coat of arms and birds. The apron has red ribbons.
1910s. .

Costume from Jákótelke

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Jákótelke
The knitted blouse is made of fine dyed-blue linen embroidered with black yarn in the longitudinal direction, and the leather adorned leather vest is embroidered with wool yarn. The skirt is made of black satin cloth, and the rolled up muszuj (bagazia) is edged with orange cloth. The muszuj is decorated with sewn-down décor at the waistline.
1920s. .

Man’s costume from Kalotaszentkirály

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Kalotaszentkirály
A felt hat is on the head. The linen blouse is closed with double buttons up high. The so-called kozsok is winter wear, which is a brown leather waistcoat with colored leather appliquéd trimming and embroidery and fur-edged line buttoning. The trousers are made of brown milled cloth fit into black boots.
1910s to 1920s..

Girl’s costume from Inaktelke

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Inaktelke
Snail-pearled headdress with a ribbon holder decorated with pearl needlework, ribbons and a large panel is on the head. The skirt is made of cashmere; it is accordion-pleated and decorated with ribbon trimmings in rows from the bottom to its median section. The armhole blouse is made of fine linen; it is embroidered with red yarn and pearl appliquéd embroidery on its shoulders. The lajbi is made of pearled red velvet. The accordion-pleated, triple-knit cashmere apron is richly embroidered with pearl needlework and with color ribbons. A pearled pompon and a cashmere handkerchief complete the costume.
1940s and still worn today. .

Girl’s costume from Mákófalva

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Mákófalva
Snail-pearled and ribbon decorated headdress is on the head. The skirt is made of cashmere; it is accordion-pleated and decorated with appliquéd ribbon trimmings in rows at the bottom. The blouse (lékrit) is made of cashmere and decorated with ribbons and pearl needlework. The double-knit cashmere apron is accordion pleated and richly embroidered with pearl needlework.
Still worn today. .