SKLOM ZDOBENÉ ŽIVÔTIKY
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Apart from stitching of glass silver and later also coloured beads on their bodices, girls and women in villages close to the small town of Zborov (the Upper Šariš region) decorated their folk costumes in another attracting way - by gluing of colourful glass cullet - in the inter-war period. The technique was simple: a fabric had been coated with glue in patterns they wanted to bear specific colour and then dredged with glass cullet of the desired colour, thin layer of which remained attached to the cloth. In this way they continued gluing of other colours. Occurrence of this technique within rustic population was in direct connection with glassworks activities at Stebnícka Huta, relations with glass workers and their families and availability of glass cullet together with glass gluing techniques as well. The glassworks had moved there at the end of the 17th century from Bardejovská Nová Ves and it existed till the middle of the 19th cent. (1641-1856). Its production was oriented to blown sodium-potassium glassware - bottles, bevies, pharmaceutical glass, plate glass, chandeliers, candlesticks and other utility glassware. The bodices decorated with glass cullet in this micro-region are unique and original proof of folk art spirit and creativity in using of techniques and material resources.
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