Prague was my favorite stop (out of Berlin, Dresden, Vienna, and Budapest)--not only because it was such a cultural city but because I found this great antique store with a basement full of lace and other textile treasures. I have already reported about my lace finds in a separate post. This post is about the Czech women's folk costumes that I found in the same shop. I shop keeper generously let me photograph them. I asked for her to be in one of the photos and she was delighted. She spent about 2 hours showing me different textile gems. I thought I was only there for under half and hour....later my new husband gently pointed out that we were there for over two hours! He's a keeper.
This is the lady that was selling watching over the basement treasure trove of fiber artforms in Prague. She seemed to enjoy my enthusiasm for what I was seeing and finding and kept pulling out more stuff for me to see. She was completely OK with me taking pictures of the folk costumes and was delighted when I asked her to be in this picture.