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Croatian national costume from Posavina and Podravina

Posavina and Podravina are both in the north, north-east part of Croatia. Unlike the Slavonians, the costumes from Posavina do not focus on too much elaborate designs and patterns, and instead consists of simple black and white blouses, trousers, and skirts. The men wear black vests and black hats while the women wear beautiful silk shawls, usually blue or red in color with flower motifs. A thick apron with embroidered designs could be worn as well, and their color and detailed patterns are often the main focus of the costume.

CROATIAN NATIONAL DRESS FROM PODRAVINA (POŽESKA KOTLINA SLAVONSKA PODRAVINA)POSAVINA AND PODRAVINA  POSAVINA AND PODRAVINA ARE BOTH IN THE NORTH, NORTH-EAST PART OF CROATIA. UNLIKE THE SLAVONIANS, THE COSTUMES FROM POSAVINA DO NOT FOCUS ON TOO MUCH ELABORATE DESIGNS AND PATTERNS, AND INSTEAD CONSISTS OF SIMPLE BLACK AND WHITE BLOUSES, TROUSERS, AND SKIRTS. THE MEN WEAR BLACK VESTS AND BLACK HATS WHILE THE WOMEN WEAR BEAUTIFUL SILK SHAWLS, USUALLY BLUE OR RED IN COLOR WITH FLOWER MOTIFS. A THICK APRON WITH EMBROIDERED DESIGNS COULD BE WORN AS WELL, AND THEIR COLOR AND DETAILED PATTERNS ARE OFTEN THE MAIN FOCUS OF THE COSTUME.  ALTHOUGH THE CLOTHING MAY BE PLAIN, THE SHAWLS AND/OR APRONS WORN OVER THE BLOUSES AND SKIRTS MAKE UP FOR THE PLAIN ATTIRE IN PODRAVINA, AND THEY ARE SOMETIMES SO COLORFUL AND RICHLY GARNISHED WITH PATTERNS THAT THEY COMPLETELY COVER UP THE MAIN DRESS. THE WOMEN IN PODRAVINA STYLE THEIR OWN KERCHIEFS WITH A UNIQUE EMBROIDERY FROM THE REGION, AND THEY WEAR APRONS OVER THEIR DRESSES WHICH ARE COLORFUL AND GEOMETRIC IN DESIGN AND ATTACHED WITH A MULTI-COLORED FRINGE. THE MEN'S VESTS ARE USUALLY RED OR BLACK AND COLOR AND ARE GARNISHED WITH INTRICATE PATTERNS AND EMBROIDERY AS WELL.   CROATIAN NATIONAL DRESS FROM PODRAVINA (POŽESKA KOTLINA SLAVONSKA PODRAVINA)

Croatian national dress from Podravina

(Požeska kotlina Slavonska Podravina)

Although the clothing may be plain, the shawls and/or aprons worn over the blouses and skirts make up for the plain attire in Podravina, and they are sometimes so colorful and richly garnished with patterns that they completely cover up the main dress. The women in Podravina style their own kerchiefs with a unique embroidery from the region, and they wear aprons over their dresses which are colorful and geometric in design and attached with a multi-colored fringe. The men's vests are usually red or black and color and are garnished with intricate patterns and embroidery as well.
 

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