THE COLLECTION OF ISTRIAN FOLK COSTUMES AT THE ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM OF AUSTRIA IN VIENNA - Summary
This was the first paper which evaluated the textile portion of a collection of Istrian ethnography accumulated by Austrian ethnographers at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century in Istria. The author, Jelka Radauš-Ribarić, delivered it at the conference of Austrian ethnologists held in St Martin near Graz in 953. However, it has not been published to date. The author had an opportunity to gain an insight into the material in Vienna in 1952. In that way, she was also able to supplement the data on Istrian costume with her interpretations and specific terms, which had not largely been noted by the Austrian collectors.
Jelka Radauš-Ribarić analysed every individual element of the costumes from the Austrian Ethnographic Museum in Vienna, with special attention to female attire sewn from wedge-shaped sections. This was her first scholarly text and it lead on to the detailed research that resulted in her doctoral dissertation, published in Pazin (in revised form) in the book Traditional Female Costume in Istria in 1997.