Carpathian Basin traditional folk costumes


New wife’s festive costume from Nádújfalu

Provincialism: Palóc
Region: Nádújfalu
Waxed dyed textile kerchief is on the head. It is tied at the back as young maidens did in the past. The blouse is made of fine white linen and has frilled, puffy sleeves and a white-dot patterned, dyed textile shoulder shawl is worn over it. The skirt is made of waxed textile adorned with red dots. A loose, bone-lace edged, pleated apron is worn over it. Black stockings are on the legs.
1920s and 1930s..

New wife’s festive costume from Őrhalom

Provincialism: Palóc
Region: Őrhalom
The hair is combed back above the ears and tied into a chignon at the back of the head. An untied maiden shawl made of fringed brocade silk affixed to pasteboard is on the head. The blouse is made of cotton linen decorated with cross-stitch embroidery and machine-made lace. The lajbi, made of silk and richly decorated, is worn over it. The skirt is made of brocade silk. The mustrás (woven with two colors) apron, richly decorated with cross-stitch embroidery and knitted fringes, is worn over the skirt.
1930s. .

Groom’s costume from Domony

Provincialism: Palóc
Region: Domony
The groom’s costume is typical to the Slovak minority in Hungary. A felt hat is on the head. The shirt is richly trimmed with machine-made lace on the breast section, and the owner’s name is embroidered with red yarn under it. The shirt shoulders and the cuffs are pleated and trimmed with red embroidery. The black cloth vest is worn over the shirt. Black breeches and boots with hard shafts complete the ceremonial costume.
1930s..

Bride’s costume from Domony

Provincialism: Palóc
Region: Domony
The bridal wreath is composed of two parts and made of colorful paper roses, buds and mirrors, and is worn on the head. The accordion-pleated skirt is made of white silk. Loose blouse and a white silk apron complete the costume.
1930s..

Mourning costume from Kazár in Kossuth style

Provincialism: Palóc
Region: Kazár
The hair is combed back. An untied kerchief made of olajos (red and black patterned) kerchief affixed to an ironed underkerchief is on the head. The black, fringy cashmere kerchief is worn over the loose, fine linen blouse. The pinafore is made of pleated cretonne. A pair of black leather boots is on the feet.
1920s. .

Festive costume from Mátraalja

Provincialism: Palóc
Region: Mátraalja
The szuka blouse is made of cotton linen; its cuffs are decorated with crotchet work and handmade embroidery. The flame-colored, yellow printed neck shawl is made of dyed textile. The accordion-pleated skirt is made of dyed textile edged puszta red.
1920s..

Costume from Szemere

Provincialism: Palóc
Region: Szemere
The betevős (tucked-in) blouse is made of dyed textile. The skirt, also made of dyed textile, is tucked at the waist and edged with velvet at the bottom. The apron is made of dyed textile and apparently made using an old printing-block. It is gathered at the waist and worn over the skirt.
1920s..

Festive costume from Bag

Provincialism: Palóc
Region: Bag
The pruszlik (vest, bodice), made of black satin and decorated with machine-made flower embroidery, is worn over the long-sleeved slingolt blouse. The accordion-pleated skirt is made of purple cloth and trimmed with a handmade, so-called felhányt (random) flower-pattern in variegated sectioned rows.
1940s. .

Costume from Dorogháza

Provincialism: Palóc
Region: Dorogháza
The vizitke is made of flame-colored silk with farkas (tailed) design and is richly decorated with bone-lace and a flat gold surface applied as ornaments. The skirt is made of brocade, accentuated with two rows of ribbon-trimming that fits the textile of the vizitke.
1930s. .

New wife’s costume from Parád

Provincialism: Palóc
Region: Parád
The hair is parted and combed back above the ears, and the plaits are tied into a chignon at the back of the head. The golden bone-lace with red-ribbon trimming at the bottom is applied onto pasteboard, and then affixed to the front headdress, which is produced using machine-made lace and braids. It is elongated at the back with colored ribbons. The szuka blouse is made of linen which has cross-stitch embroidery on its cuffs and is trimmed with crotchet work. The neck shawl has a cashmere fringe. The skirt is made of flame-colored dyed textile, to which a loose, satin cloth apron is added.
1930s. .