Woman’s Folk Costume | Polomka, Slovakia


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Origin: Slovakia | Horehronie region | Polomka village
Era: WWII era (circa 1930-1950)
Includes: blouse, vest, skirt, apron, cap
Condition: good; skirt has small holes and splits to fabric along pleats; damages to skirt string ties; couple small spots as shown in photos; general minor soiling and signs of wear; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements (with garments laying flat):
   Vest – across front: 17.5″ between underarms fully closed
   Vest – length: 13.5″
   Skirt – waist: approximately 29″ around +/- adjustable (wrap style)
   Skirt – length: 29.5″
Additional Notes: Traditional woman’s folk costume from the neighboring villages of Polomka and Zavadka in central Slovakia. This regional costume is most well known for it’s unique pointed headdress cap unlike anything worn elsewhere in Slovakia. The costume includes an embroidered blouse and apron, both of which have embroidered maker’s initials and floral designs. The blouse has handmade crochet lace along the cuffs. Over the blouse is worn a multicolored floral brocade vest with green trim at the waist. The skirt is made of finely pleated navy blue wool fabric that wraps around the waist and has snaps up the front for fastening, which are covered by the apron. The most restrictive garment measurements have been provided above and if these are suitable than the other garments should also fit as they are more accommodating. Striking colors, impressive embroidery, and in particularly good condition overall. Other simpler variations of the local costume are available in our shop.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs

Suitable for wear


WWII Era (circa 1930-1950)


Women's clothing