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Splendours of our Homeland - Folk Costumes - Bonnet from Čajkov Issue number
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One of the most interesting elements of the Slovak folk costume is the woman's bonnet, which epitomises the beauty, richness and variety of the traditional dress as a whole. The festive bonnet of the Tekov villages, including Čajkova and its environs, is an unusual one. The front part has a broad band composed of five somewhat large, sharp teeth embroidered on tulle on a black base. The back is of tulle with white embroidery on a triangular base of stiff card. This raised the height of the bonnet and lent it the distinctive shape referred to by its wearers as "horned...

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