Kroje a tak

Veľký Lapáš village, Ponitrie region, Western Slovakia.

Veľký Lapáš village, Ponitrie region, Western Slovakia.

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Slovaks from town Kovačica, Vojvodina province, Northern Serbia.

Slovaks from town Kovačica, Vojvodina province, Northern Serbia.

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Liptovská Teplička village, Liptov region, Central Slovakia.

Liptovská Teplička village, Liptov region, Central Slovakia.

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Podpoľanie region, Central Slovakia.

Podpoľanie region, Central Slovakia.

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Poruba pod Vihorlatom village, Zemplín region, Eastern Slovakia.

Poruba pod Vihorlatom village, Zemplín region, Eastern Slovakia.

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Častkov village, Záhorie region, Western Slovakia.

Častkov village, Záhorie region, Western Slovakia.

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Kľačno village, Ponitrie region, Western Slovakia.

Kľačno village, Ponitrie region, Western Slovakia.

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Polomka village, Horehronie region, Central Slovakia.

Polomka village, Horehronie region, Central Slovakia.

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Horehronie region, Central Slovakia.

Horehronie region, Central Slovakia.

slovakflamingo asked: Hello, my grandparents on my father's side were both from Eastern Slovakia, near Michalovce (My grandmother is from Zaluzice and my grandfather from Krasnovce). I would like to make a kroj that is from Michalovce but I am having a hard time finding any information about its kroj. I was wondering if you knew anything or had any information about kroje from Michalovce. Thank you, Rachel Kuzma

Michalovce is the biggest town of Zemplín and is often considered as its cultural centre. Just like in most of towns, kroje were replaced here by urban clothing much sooner than in villages, and since villages you mentioned are practically right next to Michalovce, their kroje were urbanized soon, too, as can be seen on this photo from Krásnovce from year 1933:

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After I checked official webpages of both villages, I found some more pictures.

This is photo from Zálužice:

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And this from Krásnovce:

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(I’d also like to mention that costumes of children from Krásnovce looked completely different from adult ones and that one from Zálužice is very stylizated)

There are also several folk ensembles directly from Michalovce, which focus on whole area of Zemplín. From these facts, I think you won’t do anything wrong if you decide to choose general stylizated costume of Zemplín (see for exampe this gallery), not only it’s a lot easier to purchase, but you can also choose from many color combinations, since it’s one of the most brightly colored costumes of Slovakia.

If you’d rather use authentic costume, I’d recommend you to use one from Krásnovce, since it’s not as general and stylizated.

Očová village, Podpoľanie region, Central Slovakia.

Očová village, Podpoľanie region, Central Slovakia.

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