|Czechoslovakia - Costumes|
|Written by Elizabeth Olivier|
|Wednesday, 19 August 2009 13:51|
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Blatsko and Kozacko:
In both a big shawl, about two square metres go over the bonnet and around the neck.
In Kozacho it is white with open embroidery, and in Blatsko also white, but embroidered with brightly colored bead-work from one corner covering nearly half of the shawl .
In Kozacho the skirt is white over a pink silk petticoat,
In Blatsko the skirt is of woolen material in darkish colors with a band of silk brocade.
In both Blatsko and Koazacko, the bodice is of dark velvet, the stockings of knitted red cotton, the shoes plain black with low heels .
The men have yellow leather breeches, long coat and waistcoat of dark blue with brass buttons
Costumes are the richest and the most beautiful in the country with men in long tight, white woolen trousers, with felt boots reaching half-way up the calf.
Costume divides itself into that of the rich lowlands and that of the poorer highland.
Skirts reach only to the knees and is of coloured material worn over many petticoats. For festive occasions this short skirt is white, and embroidered boots similar to those of the men are worn.
The lowlands show tight trousers and high riding boots, embroided sleeves and a loose white coat.
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