Europe

Hungary

click image to enlarge

This doll wears the folk costume of Mezokovesd, Borsod County.  The unique headdress with pompoms is worn by married women.

More info:
Folk Costume

Embroidery

Mezokovesd

Czech Republic

click image to enlarge

An all celluloid doll, probably from the 1930’s. This doll wears the costume of Kyjov, in southeastern Moravia, one of the most beautiful folk costumes of the Czech Republic. Aprons and caps are very elaborate. Traditionally, the beaded cap is completely covered by a red headscarf!

More info:
Czechheritage.net/herifolk
Czech and Slovak Heritage Tours
Czechheritage.com/czlinks
Czech Folk Costume

 

Italy

click image to enlarge
The small tag on the front of this doll bears the word Istria.  Istria is a region along the border between Italy and Croatia.  Trieste is an Italian city in this area.

More info:
Istrianet.org

Material may not be copied or reprinted without written permission.
The Castañeda Museum 2000-2017 © All Rights Reserved, Website by PHAM PRINT