Ethnology

The folk costume is probably one of the most pronounced distinctivenesses of a nation, variety of which is the best illustration of the wealth national heritage.

There are several characteristic types of folk costumes that are predominant in Osijek-Baranja County. Valpovo region is recognizable by folk costumes that were worn in villages Bizovac, Habjanovci, Brodjanci and Ladimirevci. Female attire in the mentioned places is shortly laced and flared.

In the areas surrounding Donji Miholjac and Valpovo region, types of whiteness can be tracked, whose component parts are made of thin homemade or factory cloth.

Osijek and its surroundings are a constituent part of Slavonian Podravina, and some similar characteristics can be found. In villages adjacent to Osijek with ethnically mixed population, either "bijelina" or "belina"2 was worn.

Special ethnological treasures can be can be found in Aljmas. Aljmas folk costume constitutes a separate variant of Slavonian folk costume and by its type it doesn't belong to Podravina, but to Podunavlje.

Observing the ethnological characteristics of the area, we cannot afford to omit Baranja. Ethnologically, Baranja is an exceptionally rich and strong area with significantly different characteristics. Due to many years of traffic isolation, Baranja has more than the other areas retained many traditional, even very archaic elements.

Folk costumes of the Djakovo region are especially known for the most festive gold embroidered attire.

2 Both expressions refer to white clothes.