Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The following information was provided by Saron Mack. She has found some very interesting links that may be helpful to you. Many thanks Saron!
In Czech: http://baracnici.sweb.cz/kroje.htm - detailed descriptions of regional kroje with pictures of some kroje
In English: http://www.czechgallery.com/krojmap/index.html - interactive map of Czechoslovakian kroje with pictures of some kroje
In English and Czech: http://sechtl-vosecek.ucw.cz/cml/dir/garb.html - photo gallery of historical kroje from various regions, mostly Taborsky/Kozacky, Blatsky, Chotoviny, and some from southeastern Bohemia (near Brno)
In Czech: http://www.muzeumcb.cz/cz/?clanek=164 - brief explainations of kroj and variations between old and new stylesI've also found several books (but have not yet been able to purchase any of them.
In Czech Republic (requires a bank transfer to purchase books): http://www.digibooks.cz/store/digibooks_cz/Output/index.htm (titles available: Lidové kroje v Československu, Československé lidové kroje, Naše lidové kroje, Československé lidové hračky, Slovenské lidové výšivky, Slovenský ĺudový textil, Výšivka a zdobení lidového kroje)-
In Czech Republic: http://www.arara.cz/t/product.php?id=139251 - Lidové kroje z České republiky-
In Czech Republic: http://knihy.abz.cz/prodej/ceske-a-slovenske-lidove-kroje - České a slovenské lidové kroje-
In USA: http://stores.czechgifts.org/StoreFront.bok (titles available: Czech, Moravian and Slovak Traditional Costumes Coloring Book, Czech, Moravian and Slovak Traditional Costumes Paper Dolls, Czechoslovak Culture, Recipes, History and Folk Arts, Folk Costumes of the World)-
In Czech Republic: Lidový kroj na Vsetínsku by Eva Urbachová (but couldn't find a site that sells it directly via internet)
Kroj material from CZ: http://www.kroje.cz/materialy.htm - all kinds of material for different parts of kroje
Here is a neat site with a nativity set featuring Czech kroje: http://www.czechgallery.com/crib/index.html. I remember having a paper (like very elaborate cardboard) nativity set from Bohemia as a child, but it was unfortunately eaten by mice and is no more.
I found another link which goes to a museum of kroje, kroje for sale, and other interesting information about Czech and Slovakian kroje:

2 comments:

Mary said...

Hi, Sharon,

Do you have any idea of where I could buy a Kroje outfit for my father? I've got a wedding coming up in 8 weeks. It's Renaissance-themed, cross-cultural, and my dad's heritage is 100% Slovak (and he's stubborn and doesn't want to dress up), so I thought it might be something he'd be interested in, if we could find it for him...

Thanks,
Christy

Sharon Middlebrook said...

Hi Christy. Good to hear from you. The only person I know who makes Czech and Slovak costumes for sale is Maggie Grmela. She lives in West, Texas and works out of her house. You can reach her at 254-826-5189. She is a real artist on kroje. Hope this helps. Sharon