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Croatian Cravat Day, October 18

Walking through the Split old town one evening i saw this funny sight.. this bronze Marko Marulić monument was tied with a red

neckerchief. i posed this photo linking two important reasons:

• remembering the old Croatian folk garment, originally called podgutak, later called cravat which from the 17th century began to

conquer the (fashion) world..

• memory of the 510th anniversary of Marulić creation of his epic poem Judita in the Croatian language, and the 490th anniversary

of its printing.

Speaking of fashion and literature, I must note that the Croatian poet Ivan Gundulić wore cravat also. King Louis XIV of France,

adopted Croatian cravat as his favorite clothing item of the French Royal Court.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 18, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Zlatan Olić
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. u780,S780
    • Taken on 2008/06/23 22:17:28
    • Exposure: 0.333s (1/3)
    • Focal Length: 32.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO2500
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash