Sheep fur coat in the ethnographic area of Haná in Moravia within the European context
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Haná is the oldest formed ethnographic area in Moravia with distinctive features in all fields of folk culture, architecture, clothing, dialect, and folk literature. Sheep coat with jagged hem, called Zipfelpelz in German and cípatý kožich in Czech, which drew the attention of writers and topographers as early as in the late–18th century, was one of such noticeable characteristics. It represented the peculiarity of local inhabitants. Although some researchers understand it as an archaic form of clothing, written reports and pictorial evidences come from the late–18th and 19th centuries, when it was considered to be obsolete and disappeared. German authors use the term Zipfelpelz for fur coats of different appearance; inhabitants of the Polish Baltics, in the region of Lake Gardno and Lake Łebsko lakes, wore a close form of this fur coat.
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