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Our Slavic Fellow Citizens - 1910

Slovak Emigration
Chapter VI

Coloring

Tbe colors are generally harmonious and brilliant, though in some districts a wonderful effectiveness is gained by heavy embroidery of black on white, with no color. In many places bright-patterned stuffs, usually in large flowered designs, are attractiveIy used for skirt, bodice or apron. The latter is generally the show piece in a woman's holiday costume. I was interested to note tbe same curious and beautiful combinations of color, most unlike those that we are accustomed to choose, wbich had struck me years ago on a visit to the settlement of Slavs (Vends) which survives in the Spreewald, near Dresden.

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