Costumes

At first, the costume was recreated on the basis of the costumes worn by a similar local folk group from the late twenties until the beginning of World War II. Subsequently, on the basis of careful studies and research and under the supervision of the then Director of the Museum of Carnia Popular Traditions of Tolmezzo (piazza Garibaldi-tel 0433 43233)Ms. Corbellini and of the expert in weaving Ms.TomasinaTonon, it has come to identify the typical costume of middle and upper classes of the Friulian mountain area wornin celebration days. To avoid outside influences, mainly due to the return of migrants, it was necessary to go back to the first half of 1700. Thus, in 1967, the new entirely hand-woven costumes that arecurrently in use have been inaugurated. Some peculiarities deserveto be underlined. Footwear, the traditional "scarpets", are made of cloth: the soles are made with layers of fabrics and canvases put one upon the others and tightly stitched together; the Velvet uppers are embroidered with some flowers. Women wear, as headgear, a long strip of white linen, knotted in a particular way on the head: this is the "fazzŻl" which women, after the wedding, laid on the Virginísaltar (it has the size of a minor altar tablecloth). The hereafter, women wore a strictly black headscarf. For reasons of practicality and performances (in the case of dances), the women of the group often carry multicolored headscarves. The thus resulting worn costume is regarded as a cultural asset.

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