Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Handicrafts--12

Expand Messages
  • Fedor, Helen
    In the western Slovak region of the Myjava hill country , a special craft was sack making, in which sacks
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 5, 2010
    • 0 Attachment
      In the western Slovak region of the Myjava hill country < http://www.protherm.sk/front/img/sk/mapa-sk-09.gif >, a special craft was sack making, in which sacks were woven for sifting flour during the milling process. The sack makers were still making their wares for the whole of Hungary at the beginning of the 20th century.

      Making a guba < http://mek.oszk.hu/02100/02115/html/img/2-320c.jpg > meant producing a special fabric. Production of a guba, which was used as a coat, a cover [blanket?], or a carpet, included weaving fur into fabric, and was connected with wool weaving. Guba production was widespread in the Gemer region (a guild in Jels~ava) and in eastern Slovakia, especially in the 19th and 20th centuries.

      Another craft was the weaving of woolen fabrics, especially the thick, un-dyed white cloth called gara'z~ia, that was produced for smocks (s~irice). This craft originated in the 16th and 17th centuries and specialized in sewing smocks, an upper-body item of clothing for Slovak and Hungarian peasants. Its production was widespread, especially in the southern part of western and central Slovakia, and in the region of the Tisa River, where its center was Debrecen.

      Hat making, which was divided into German and Slovak production, had a significant influence on the character of folk dress on the territory of Slovakia.


      H
      All opinions my own


      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.