Today I will continue with the Croatian costumes of eastern Pannonia. Most of this region is called Slavonia, but there are variations in the costume of various areas. Here are our two maps again.
The photo above shows one of the typical Slavonian costumes common in southern Slavonia. It is similar to the Posavina costume, but instead of having a broad band of embroidery around the hem, it has several embroidered stripes down the back of the skirt, and smaller pleats in between. This might be called the 'villagy' version. The embroidery is usually red and/or black., although, as you can see from the image above, it can also be burgundy.
The embroidery is usually repeated simple motifs, like these, although I have never seen pink used, and, of course, the stripes are done vertically.
These designs are often done in heavy yarn so as to be somewhat three-dimensional, as you can see, commonly some of the same embroidery is done on the blouse, and a relatively narrow stripe is also commonly done above the hem. The apron is sometimes linen, as here, but more commonly is of a heavy tapestry material with fringed edges. This is often tucked up so that it hangs at an angle.
The effect of this can be simple, or quite rich and elegant.
A remarkable number of gold coins are used on ribbons around the neck. Also a number of very complex hairstyles are worn with this costume.
These people also live just over the border in Hungary.