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Cultural and Folkloric Association "Urbanitas"
8, Brunori Square
62021 Apiro (MC)

urbanitas@urbanitas.it

"URBANITAS" takes great pride in the authenticity of its costumes, which are created exclusively by local craftsmen, woven and hand embroidered, realized from start to finish by the crochet hook, reproducing as they do most faithfully patterns and prototypes dating back to the beginning of the 19th century.
The choreographic effect of the costumes is guaranteed by the vivaciousness and variety of the colors, and enhanced noticeably by fired-clay pitchers hand painted in conformÓty with typical local style carried by the dancers both on their heros and in therir hands.
Two types of costumes are currently used, the first being in a rather plain style, without frills, formerly worn on work days, whereas the other type, more ornate and elaborate, was worn on feast days and at wedding celebrations.

WEDDING ATTIRE

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Bustle (gatto) formed by a small cushîon or roll of padding worn under the dress in order to round off the hipsMantilla (littello) a white-linen headdress, made with the best hand towel available in the bride's dowry, folded and sewn in a very particular wayNecklace (collana) made of red coral, the only item of jewelry worn by the brideShoes (scarpe) of black leather, having spool-shaped heelsBodice (busto) made with embroidered velvet of various colorSkirt (gonna) woven entirely on a wooden loom, produced in various, lively colorShoes (scarpe) of black leather, having spool-shaped heelsShirt (camicia) made of piqué, having a hard-embroidered jabot with variegated flowersSash or Cummerbund (fascia) crocheted, in white yarn for the marriageable, in red yarn f or the married.Heavy Stockings (calzettoni) in white cotton, hand-knitted in fretwork

WORK GARB

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consiste.d in a chequered jacket and skirt of various colore, woven on a wooden loom, whereas the mantilla was substitutedMens Work Garb: Stockings of dyed cotton, and a shirt without a collar and without embroidery

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