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The following article entitled Czechoslovaks, Yankees of Europe appeared in a very old issue of National Geographic magazine from August of 1938. A wonderful 52 page article with 30 “cyclorama” color photographs. It is an excellent piece which shows us the Czech lands pre-World War II. As the title suggests, author John Patric found a...
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...