Re: [Czechlist] Re: trying to trace a Czech costume to its place of origin
I found that book again, but when I looked more
closely at the picture, I realized she was wearing an
apron with horizontal ribbons; this was not her skirt.
Anyhow, the costume ought to be pretty straightforward
to imagine. Black vest, embroidered. White skirt,
trimmed with horizontal ribbons going all the way
--- tiggernut24 <tiggernut24@...> wrote:
> Yipe! I appreciate your offer! Now all I have to__________________________________________________
> do is find it
> again! I'll see what I can do Sunday afternoon. I
> found it in the
> university library.
> --- In Czechlist@y..., "Martin Janda"
> <martinjanda@v...> wrote:
> > Hi Dora,
> > If you manage to scan and e-mail the picture, I
> could ask some
> people from the Czech Folklore Association who know
> pretty much about
> costumes and their origins. As to the recipe, I
> believe the usual
> djuvech recipe is a bit simpler, but similar enough
> - and I can�t
> find any other meal with a similar name.
> > Cheers!
> > Martin
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Dora Smith
> > To: texasczechs@y... ; czechlist@y...
> > Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002 4:53 AM
> > Subject: [Czechlist] trying to trace a Czech
> costume to its place
> of origin
> > This is in my other posting, but that part of
> > subject line didn't display.
> > I am hoping to possibly learn the place of
> origin of a
> > traditional Czech costume that went with a Czech
> > who gave a recipe I'm trying to trace, which has
> > particularly mysterious name, to my mother.
> > the name of the casserole, "gujem", comes from
> > dialect that was spoken where the costume came
> > In Cleveland or Chicago, between 1920 and 1929
> > is when my grandparents lived in the midwest), a
> > from Czechoslovakia, who was either a friend of
> > grandmother's, or her mother, gave my
> grandmother a
> > traditional costume, which my aunt and then my
> > wore for a halloween costume. She also gave my
> > grandmother the recipe for the mystery
> casserole. The
> > dress consisted of a black embroidered vest, and
> > white skirt of nice or stiff material trimmed
> > ribbons that went horizontally all the way
> around it.
> > In my research I learned that
> > this basic type of costume is common to all of
> > was Communist Czechoslovakia; to Slovakia as
> well as
> > the Czech Republic. However, the white skirt
> part is
> > a little unusual, though I did find a picture of
> > outfit exactly as my mother describes it. This
> > picture was not on the Internet, it was in an
> > cookbook. It seems that each region and in
> > cases each village has its own distinctive
> > particularly distinctive in color. The most
> > colors for skirts seem to have been red, yellow
> > blue. People suggested I post to the texasczech
> > as there is a large population in Texas who are
> > aware of that sort of thing, and to the other
> > culture lists.
> > I happen to live in Austin, Texas, so if anyone
> > of anyone here I might talk to I would.
> > Thanks much for any help!
> > Yours,
> > Dora Smith
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