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Our Slavic Fellow Citizens - 1910

Slovak Emigration
Chapter VI

Spinning Bees

In many houses there was a loom, but I think we never saw a spinning wheel, for the spinning seasan was over. It is only in winter that the famous spinning bees take place, where young and old gather in separate groups to sing, tell legends and, in the case of the girls, receive their lovers who drop in toward the end of the evening. Clothes are kept for the most part in chests which are sometimes painted with rude designs of flowers on a red, blue or green background, and which the bride must bring to her husband well replenished.

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