Gorenjska narodna nosa
(folk costume from the mountains region)
Women from rich families would wear a gold-plated belt while others wore brass belts.
Married women usually wore a richly embroidered head-dress and young girls
wore a white, triangular scarf onto which an embroidered band was sewn. At the
back of it, there is a large ribbon which falls down the woman's back.
The full, gathered skirt and bodice is made of colorful patterned material
and extends to the ankles. Over it there is a black apron with black lace
trimming. Under the bodice and skirt they wore a white blouse, an underskirt,
knee-length bloomers and white stockings extending up to or over the knees.
Black laced shoes rise above the ankles, while the low shoes are fastened with
a strap or a buckle.
Wrapped around the shoulders is a silk fringed scarf fastened in the front
with a pin. The women carry a wicker basket bearing the inscription "IHS"
in white, blue and red, and a white handkerchief tucked behind the belt.
Man's costume consists of a black felt hat decorated with feathers of a
The men wore a sleeveless cardigan whose front was made of velvet
embroidered with floral patterns, and the back was made of plain cotton.
Along the front is a long row of metal buttons.
A scarf is worn over the shirt. Fastened to the bottom buttonhole of the
cardigan is a chain, which extends into the pocket.At the end of the chain
is a gold or silver watch. The knee breeches are made of velured deer,
chamois or cow leather, and have elaborately decorated braces, colorfully
patterned pockets and trousers, and horn buttons. The breeches are worn with
a tuck-in shirt and long undergarments made of unbleached cotton or linen.
The black leather boots reach up to the mid thighs, and are folded back
below the knees, decorated with patterns on the upper part. The
cotton parasol is red with a green, yellow and red trim and a curved
Students from Ekonomska in Trgovska Sola (Secondary school), Brezice, Slovenija
Coordinator teacher: Branko Marcetic