Today i will continue my last posting with a description of the men's costume of the island of Krk. See my previous posting for general information on this island.
This costume falls solidly into the Mediterranean type of Costume. It has more in common with the costume of the islands and coasts of the Meditterranean than it does with the costume found inland from the coast.
These do not have the character of the old style pants and are much more difficult to sew.
Traditionally a sash was wrapped two or more times around the waist, There is one particularly fine one preserved in a local museum, about 14cm wide and 2.7 m long. Many times the costume is worn without one, however.
Ribaric/Szenczi, 'Vezak Vezla - Croatian Folk Embroidery', Zagreb, 1973
Jelka Ribaric et al, 'The Folk Costumes of Croatia', Zagreb, 1975
Walter Kolar, 'Croatians - Costumes they Wear', Pittsburgh, 1975
Nikola Pantelic, 'Traditional Arts and Crafts in Yugoslavia', Belgrade, 1984
Vladimir Salopek, 'Folk Costumes and Dances of Yugoslavia, Zagreb, 1987
Mariana Gusic, 'Traditional Femole [sic] Headgear in Croatian Folk Costume', Zagreb
Zorislava Culic, 'Narodne Nosnje u Bosni i Hercegovini', Sarajevo, 1963
Postcards in personal collection