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Zem spieva (The Earth Sings) is a 1933 Czech documentary film written and directed by Karel Plicka (in Slovak: Karol Plicka) (1894 – 1987), a Czechoslovak photographer, film director, cinematographer, folklorist, and pedagogue. He is considered a founder of Slovak film education and film making. He helped establish the genre of ethnographic film in Czechoslovakia. Following Karel Plicka’s graduation...
What a special post today, as we are looking at the most adorable and sweet sleeping babies clad in Slovak kroje thanks to the creative mind and eye of Slovak photographer Monika Klučiarová. She has taken precious little newborns and dresses them in kroje (traditional Slovak folk dress/costume) to create the most adorable portraits, we promise you...
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Every year a large folk festival known as “Hody” (English: The Feasts) takes place in the town of Velké Bílovice in the Czech Republic. The festival begins on the first Sunday after September 8th, the birthday of the Virgin Mary, the patron saint of the local church. The festival features a folk costume parade in...
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Antoš Frolka (1877 – 1935), was widely known as a painter of the Czech and Slovak National Revival, a cultural movement which took part in the Czech lands during the 18th and 19th century. The sole purpose of this movement was to revive Czech language, culture and national identity and in his paintings, we see that...
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Last week you let us know how much you enjoyed the Slovak Highlanders Traditional Folk Attire post so today we’ve decided to bring an encore and share one more happy couple wearing Slovak traditional dress (kroj). Such traditional clothes are an expression of Slovak people’s history. Within their embroidery and materials are the stories of their land, ancient times...
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Today we’re stepping back and looking at traditional folk attire of a couple from Slovakia. Honoring their roots, the couple decided to wear traditional Slovak folk costumes for a pre-wedding photoshoot in a little Belianske Tatras village called Ždiar in the Eastern Tatras in North Central Slovakia, a part of the Inner Western Carpathians. They couldn’t have made...
I remember when I was young, anyone who visited then called Czechoslovakia always brought me and my sister back Czech dolls in traditional folk dress and national costumes.  At one time, we each must have had twenty representations of our Czech heritage in the form of colorful kroje and ribbons. The dolls all had something...
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Today we’re very pleased to have a guest post written by Jana Riley of Texas. You can learn more about Jana after the post…. Wearing a kroj in Texas is a tradition in my family for more than four generations beginning in the Czech Republic, specifically the Slovácko region of Moravia, and brought to Texas. I...
Last week we were able to look under a kroj to reveal the many layers and many people reached out and told us how much they enjoyed the post. Today we are once again sharing the gorgeous photography from the site of Kristýna Petříčková, a Czech costume designer actively engaged in the reconstruction of historical...