I thought I had posted this a few days ago, lo and behold, today I saw that it was still a draft. Oops.
I love the Baba’s dressed in the required uniform of the Balkans and beyond. Since I have come, I have been enchanted with the look that is everywhere. The kerchief on to followed by layers of sweaters in dark mostly blackish colors.
The matching black skirt is topped with an apron of sorts. I love the aprons! They are a dying breed. Almost extinct, I like to collect them and imagine I am saving this endangered species.
Black stockings called hulahop are the staple, never pants. Sometimes they are topped with some classic handwoven wool socks.
The standard black shoes called opansi are black rubber, not super comfy. The soles are so soft that you can feel all the rocks and imperfections in the ground.
The Baba uniform is good for all types of work. Farming, chopping wood, cooking, baby care, etc.
I have a pretty cool baby here. Check her out!