Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Photo Post - Czech embroidery



I am still having problems with RSI in my wrist, which makes typing for any length of time a problem. It has resulted in delays in writing that book for visitors to Cesky Krumlov, which I had planned to publish in October. It also makes typing blogposts a problem. So I have decided I will give you a photo post or two instead.

This post features photographs of Czech embroidery and costumes which I gathered as part of the work I did for the Textile tour I did in June. I am running a modified version of the tour next June. If you are interested in coming - here's the link http://www.czechtours.co.uk/ride-of-the-kings

   

These embroideries are an important part of Czech traditional costumes. These can be seen in a number of museums in the Czech Republic and on certain holidays and in certain towns and areas you can see them being worn. The most famous event is the Ride of the Kings in Moravia, which takes place every year in Vlcnov and which I will be visiting next year with the tour - more of that in a future post.



My time with the ladies of the Textile Society this summer has given me an increased interest into Czech textiles, with the result that I bought a lovely embroidered table cloth in an antique centre. Here is a close-up:


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