November 15, 2015

0913, 2039 CZECH REPUBLIC (Zlin) - Children from Haná in traditional costumes


Posted on 24.12.2013, 15.11.2015
In addition to its agricultural productivity, Haná (or Hanakia), an ethnic region in central Moravia, located mainly in the lowlands of the Morava River and the Bečva River, is known for its costumes, traditional customs, and Hanakian dialect, still spoken nowadays. The traditional clothes fully correspond to the character of the region, i.e. are dignified and attractive. The male attire can give the impression of being too opulent and boastful, but it's very beautiful, and has the most varied accessories. The most interesting of these comprised leather Haná belts made in the vicinity of Litovel, which were adorned with fine metal strips hammered into them and often combined with embroidery of very narrow straps of multicolored leather.

The Haná costume is distinguished according to individual localities, particularly through the color of the trousers - gate - and the tunic or the shape of the hat. For example, a Haná native in Kroměříž, Holešov and Prostějov would have red leather trousers (bane) tied under the knees with tassels. The calves from the knees to the ankles are clothed in linen leg wraps, or velický. These cover about a third of the boots, which are high, and shiny with a woollen rosette on top at the front. The Haná waistcoat is made from green material, which is colorfully embroidered around the holes and adorned with bright (often silver) buttons. There is a leather, nicely embroidered belt, about as wide as a palm, around the body. Typical women’s folk dresses consist of petticoats, mudflaps, embroidered bodices, embroidered lace shirts, collar, main trimmed skirt, folk shoes, wreaths, scarves, and caps.

In Zlin hundreds of local folk festivals are held each year, being one of the most active regions on the old continent in this regard. One of the most famous are the Haná Festivities in Chropyně, which are held in the last weekend of May in every odd-numbered year. They are held in the premises of the castle park and in the square and are always accompanied by a fair with an exhibition of traditional crafts and by entertainment, one can also see a performance of renowned musical groups.

About the stamps
On the postcard 0913
The stamp is part of the series World Cars, designed by Vaclav Zapadlik and issued on September 5, 2012. The series contain six stamps with the same face value (E):
• Duesenberg SJ 1933
• Wikov 70 1931
• Mercedes Benz 540 1936
• Rolls Royce Phantom III 1938
• Bugatti Royale 41 1934
• Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A 1929 - It's on the postcard 0913

On the postcard 2039
The stamp is one of the two issued on May 26, 2010 to mark the 150th Anniversary of Birth of Alfons Mucha.

Haná - Wikipedia
Folk Costumes - Hello Czech Republic

Sender 0913, 2039: Otto Kalousek (direct swap)
Sent from Ostrava (Moravia-Silezia / Czech Republic), on 27.04.2013

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