In the West Bohemian region near Domažlice, there is an area called Chodsko. ''Chod'' was, in old Czech, the name for the main farmer who walked the borders and kept watch. Many traditions have been preserved to the present day - colorful folk costumes, folklore, dialects, folk architecture, crafts, ceramics, refreshments and a festival that is held every year. You can find more about the Choda area and examples of brocades in the article


Lower Chodsko

It is located on the western border of Bohemia and Bavaria. The area was known as the "Bulak region" because of the pronunciation "ja bul" instead of "I was".

Women's costume
  • as one of the few, she does not have baggy baroque skirts
  • the sherka (pleated red semi-wool skirt) was decorated above the lower edge with bows
  • non-voting aprons were replaced by brocades with a distinctive pattern
  • the buckle was flowered and tied at the back
  • in addition to beads and filters, the holiday costume also included a brocade scarf with long fringes


Male costume
  • the so-called ''goofs'' were yellow leather pants with a wide flap, fastening at the sides
  • high boots
  • shirt with white embroidered breastplate, blue waistcoat and jacket
  • vest, jacket - colorful embroidery on lapels, collar, pockets and sleeves


Upper Chodsko

The costume was much simpler than the buckskin.

Women's costume
  • woolen, pleated, red skirt with sewn green ribbon
  • a black cloth coat without ornaments was worn to church
  • the shirt under the coat had narrow sleeves cut diagonally, with a higher hem
  • there was a fringed scarf in the neckline
  • a black silk scarf with blue stripes woven in and colorful embroidery, was the typical headgear


Male costume
  • shirt with machine embroidered embroidery
  • white sherry coats
  • light pants made of leather or satin with a narrower flap
  • white stockings, low shoes or high boots
  • wide hat with black ribbons