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This item sold on February 26, 2013.

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Description

Beautiful thick heavy cotton traditional Hungarian folk blouse or smock or dress. The smock is all hand made and is about 90 years old. It has gorgeous blue, olive green, peach, brown & tan embroidery on the front and collar. The work at the front deserves special mention on this piece, it is beautiful! There is gathering in little star shapes forming pleats, 16 on either side of the opening. The hand work is truly exceptional. On the collar and down the front is embroidery almost like a tapestry with highlights of seed beads in the shape of flowers scattered throughout and finished in hand crochet. This smock/dress is longer and so would work with leggings or tights and boots very nicely! It would also look great belted.

This is very wearable and very chic but would also make a wonderful display or a fine addition for a collector of folk clothing or traditional eastern European embroidery and craft.

Provenance
Hungarian peasant traditional folk clothing for special occasions and festivals

Condition
The piece is in overall excellent condition for its age and I am hard-pressed to find any faults at all but for two tiny spots of rust on the lower side at the back. Very clean and fresh.

Measurements
Difficult to measure due to the voluminous material but here goes:
Underarm to underarm: 70cm
Shoulder to shoulder: 40cm but the sleeves are voluminous and constitute part of the shoulders
Length: 95cm
I am happy to answer any question and provide further photos as requested.

RESERVED/Karin Beautiful heavy pure cotton, 1930s vintage Hungarian peasant folk handmade embroidery smock, dress, blouse, cream, Bohemian


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: cotton, linen, embroidery
  • Ships worldwide from Germany
  • Feedback: 207 reviews
  • Favorited by: 20 people