trousers (clothing: outerwear)

Man's embroidered felted trousers with gore at the back. Made of natural cream coloured felted (fulled) wool. There is an opening at the front with an outer flap covering it. A length of string would originally have been fed through the aperture running along the top of the trousers to secure them. Two loops also of cream felted wool have been added to either side at the front for a belt, probably when the owner's girth became too large for the string fastening. The front upper part is heavily embroidered in blue and pink, with smaller elements in green, orange and other colours in the form of two downward-pointing parzenice motifs, a heart-shaped pattern. An embroidered band runs horizontally below waist level. There is a wide, vertical blue embroidered stripe down the outside of each leg, with further embellishment projecting from it towards the top and a rosette towards the bottom of each. The main embroidery stitches are flat stitch, chain stitch, cross stitch and satin-stitch. There are vertical pockets on the hips.
There is a small label attached to the trousers, which reads: 'Trousers / Polish Zakopane highlander.'

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