FIFTY YEARS OF THE FOLK COSTUMES PRODUCTION IN THE FOLK ART CENTRE UL'UV IN BRATISLAVA
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Since the beginning of the 1950s the Folk Art Center UL'UV in Bratislava has been engaged in the production and sale of folk costumes - complete sets or particular parts of the folk clothes. Those folk costumes prevailed in countryside residents' peasants, shepherds, and stock farmers clothes until the second half of the 20th century. The authoress works in the folk clothes section of the Folk Art Center. She presents a brief history of institution's activities. Furthermore, she describes the process of production and sale from the moment of ordering the costume originated in the particular region until the meeting the delivery obligation. This process included completing of missing data about the original form of the folk costume by means of studying literature and realizing research in museums collections, acquisition of relevant materials as well as hand-making of embroidery decoration. The authoress deals with changes of a spectrum of folk costumes' customers as well as the motives leading our contemporaries to the interest in this component of a traditional Slovak culture.
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