National Geographic : 1907 Aug
55+ THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Views of the Procession MAGAZINE trousers were now or namented on the bot toms of the legs with fringe, or coarse lace, and the dark working coats had ben laid aside. In their place were gala ones, always colored-soft browns, reds, and greens-and elaborately braided with different - colored cords. As the day was warm, these were gen erally worn slung over the shoulders, giving the owners a chance to display their tastes in waistcoats; and in many cases a gaudy taste it was. The women retained the colored head-hand kerchiefs, but they were newer and bright er than those worn on Saturday. Their waists were generally of white or light cotton material, sometimes gaily orna mented with coarse col ored embroidery. It was the skirts that were the most unique things about the costumes. Of the brightest colors, they were accordion plaited, and stood out in the most remarkable manner. How they ac complished this was a mystery to the ladies of our party, until our trusty guide and inter preter had been inter viewed. From him it was learned that no Hungarian peasant wo man considers herself properly dressed for a gala occasion unless she has on at least twenty petticoats !