Head of section: Jernej Tili

GSM: +386 51 239 157

E-mail: fsrogoznica@gmail.com

About section

The Folklore Group was formed in 2005 on the initiative of some carnival figures – Koranti from the same cultural association; because, every year, these carnival figures (Koranti Rogoznica) have attended the folk festival in Hungary and they have always been forced to borrow some folklore dance group to accompany them at the mentioned festival. Therefore, the idea of having their own folklore group emerged. The group consists of 25 regular members. Notwithstanding thefact that the group is young, it has already been presented in several places in Slovenia and abroad. Annually, they have approximately thirty shows. Their performances include the customs, habits, folk songs and dances from the whole area of Eastern Styria.

The custom image of the group

The Folklore Group represents itself with customs, which represent a festive way of dressing of the rural population in the east area of Ptuj. Slovenske gorice, and places like Dornava and Polenšak (Polenc). They fall in the period from 1900 to 1920. The customs represent the appearance of the rural population, which was stratified in those times; the basics elements of the customs are taken from the clothes of wealthier farmers. Both, men and women’s clothes are made from woollen fabric.

The men suits are made of monochromatic or striped, dark (mostly black, grey, also brown) woollen or half woollen fabric. The trousers can be made of grey fabric with darker stripes. The shirt is made of white cotton linen. Vest or ‘lajbič’ is made of the same fabric as the trousers and the jacket (there are only a few jackets), the back part of the waistcoat is made of ‘klot’. The hat has got a higher crown and narrower brims. The shoes are high and made of beef or pork leather. Some of the dancers are wearing low-heeled boots. They are wearing knitted socks on their legs.

Dresses for women are made of similar fabric as men suits; they are only more colourful. The skirt (‘kikla’) with a belt almost reaches the ground, in front it is tailored as a three trapezoid shaped poles; in waist, especially at the back, it is finely puffed or has got creases. The petticoat – ‘unteršnica’ is tailored to the waist and puffed; at the bottom, it has got white hand-crocheted or factory-made laces. The shirt – blouse has usually got long sleeves, it is made of white linen and it is adorned with simple white laces around the neck area and the end of the sleeves. Some of the dancers do not have blouses; instead, they have cardigans, which are made of the same fabric as the skirt; therefore, thinner or thicker half- woollen fabric of darker colours (green, brown, red, etc.). Unlike cardigans, the blouses are stuck into the belt. The apron – ‘furtoh’ is black and puffed in the waist line. Each one is made of different fabric. On the head, there is a headscarf – ‘tehl’, ‘hadrca’, which can be in different colours and it has got a pattern; it can also be white with connective flower. One must tie the headscarf under the chin. The shoes are high, made of leather.

Basic informations

Head of section: Jernej Tili, GSM: +386 51 239 157, e-mail: jernejtili@gmail.com

Artistic director: Jure Meško, GSM: +386 31 857 886, e-mail: rejureju@gmail.com