skirt

Skirt. Large skirt, gathered at the waist, very wide at the bottom, with wider and narrower tucks; 2 bands of velvet below the tucks. Below the first tuck a design may be seen, generally known as “darazsi fesseg” (wasp nest) in the respective region. The stripes are generally red and black. The name of “egyes” is given to the skirt when there are only two colours. (Purchased coloured cotton thread, velvet).

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