MORAVIAN KROJ or CZECH FOLK COSTUME, 19th-EARLY 20th C. Printed silk and wool skirt trimmed with red and yellow lace, navy apron with floral embroidery, tie dyed stripes and lace trim, brocaded vest in red, green, purple and yellow, embroidered blouse, three embroidered caps-two with beadwork and metallic threads, short sash.
This unusual plaited-straw helmet-shaped hat is very similar in both shape and ornament to contemporary steel military helmets. However, this highly decorative example was likely worn by a high-ranking official for festive peacetime occasions
Romanian folk costume has remained relatively unchanged and continues to be worn for festival occasions. The basic model for women consists of an embroidered blouse and skirt, belt, head scarf, and often a vest or jacket