Today i am going to talk a bit about the costume of Samogitia, or Žemaitija, which is basically the northwest quadrant of Lithuania. For a bit about the history and dialect of this province, see this article.
I mentioned in my first posting about Lithuanian costume that there is somewhat of a dichotomy in the source material. The material concerning this region is relatively uniform. I will start by presenting a map so you can orient yourselves.
Let us start by presenting a few images from various sources. Firstly, a print by V. Palaima, representing the 20th cent school.
The bodice, which is made of a home woven plaid or patterned cloth, has a distinctive cut, with a round neck, center opening, and a pleated frill around the bottom. In some photos, the main body of the bodice is rather short, forming an empire waist, while in others it is longer, the frill forming a peplum at the waist . Compare the various images in the posting. Here is the cut. Notice that 1/4th of the frill/peplum is shown.
Here is a back view of the short version of the bodice, from Balcikonis.