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Typically worn by the mounted herdsmen of the plains, the capacious trousers known as gatya give the illusion of a nonbifurcated garment. Although the way of life that sustained most folk styles was weakened by the Industrial Revolution and the resulting urbanization of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, gatya continued to be worn in Hungary until World War II. Today, they are still worn by horse herders at the Summer Festival.

Ensemble, (a, b) cotton
(c) wool, Hungarian

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