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Men's Folk-costume from Detva
Catalogue Number:  228
Stamp Design:  Júlia Piačková
Stamp Engraving:  Miloš Ondráček
Date of Issue:  February 22, 2001
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
Print Technology:  Rotary-recess printing combined with recess printing
Size of Impression:  23.0 mm x 30.0 mm
Print Run:  3,000,000 pieces
FDC Design:  Júlia Piačková
FDC Engraving:  Miloš Ondráček
Cancellation Design:  Júlia Piačková
FDC Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague, Czech Republic
FDC Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  6,000

The most expressive clothing type of costume from Detva area is a folk-costume from villages situated under Pol'ana, Detva, Očová, Hriňová, and surroundings.
Very characteristic is especially a men's costume. In the past, in addition to white felt-fabric trousers, common also elsewhere in Slovakia, predominantly wide linen pants ("gäti") were worn in this area. While elsewhere they had just a function of summer clothes or underpants, here they were worn as upper summer or winter clothes, completed with a short shirt of a special cut. The shirt reached just to the one third of a chest, so there was a naked waist left between shirt and belt. With a short embroidered fur coat ("cucaj"), felt-fabric waistcoat, and small decorated hat, it was an unique clothing, the only one of iťs sort in Slovakia.
Clothing specificity completes men's hairdo -long hair plaited to many plaits (hairdo called "kečki").

Mgr. Ľ'udovita Sedalová

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