Role svérázového kroje v české společnosti

Title in English The Role of Distinctive Costume in Czech Society


Year of publication 2019
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Efforts to create a Czech national costume, culminating in 1848 and 1849, were unsuccessful. Yet, in the intellectual circles, the belief in the need to present patriotism with an unmistakable garment that expresses national identity continued, especially during the celebrations of Cyril and Methodius in the 1960s and 1980s, the foundation stone of the National Theater, the St. John´s Pilgrimage and the General Jubilee Exhibition in 1891 and the Ethnographic Exhibition of Czechoslovakia in 1895. Representative types of Pilsen, Kyjov and Piešťany folk clothing became the replacement of the national costume. Completely newly created costume sets without a direct link to a particular ethnographic region. Folk costumes have begun to take on the role of a theatrical costume, often provided by a costume rental company. However, this situation was criticized by ethnographic workers, museums and collectors.
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