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Antos_Frolka_Folk_Kroje_Czech_Revival_TresBohemes
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...
Slovak_Tradition_Folk_Dress_Kroj_Tres_Bohemes
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...
Slovak_Tradition_Folk_Dress_Kroj_Tres_Bohemes
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...
kroj-texas-czechs-jana-riley
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...
Do you ever wonder what’s under a kroj that makes it so puffy and how many layers it actually has? We do. For those who do not know what a kroj is, a kroj is a Bohemian, Moravian or Slovak traditional folk dress or costume from the area of what’s today called the Czech Republic or...
Have you ever been West? By West I mean the city of West, located in McLennan County, Texas. It’s a friendly little place with a population of about 3,000 folks, many of them with Czech descendants. This tiny community boasts a remarkably vibrant and long-standing Czech heritage. Yes, there is an abundance of Czechs in the city of...
Karel-Svolinsky-Drawing-Tres-Bohemes
Karel Svolinsky was a famous, well, everything! Ask any Bohemian exactly what Karel Svolinsky was and be prepared for multiple answers. This is because he had so many talents, and unlike most people, decided to use them all. He is known to be a painter, graphic designer, illustrator, typographer, font creator, stage designer, and university lecturer. Though...