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Our Slavic Fellow Citizens - 1910

Slovak Emigration
Chapter VI

Costume

It is difficult to describe the dress, it varies so from place to place. Every little village has its own peculiarities so that its people are distinguishable to the initiated, and this doubtless helps to give a strong sense of local solidarity. Witbin the village there is the most scrupulous adherence to custum. Tbe kerchief knotted under the chin, apparently carelessIy, is in reality arranged in certain folds and at a certain angle, precisely as prescribed by local usage and in a way that is different from that of the next place.

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