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Sros (pl)
Čeština: Cheres - široký kožený opasek s žlutými mosaznými přeskami.
Deutsch: Serpar - breiter Ledergürtel mit Geldbeutel
English: mountaineers belt worn in the Carpathians region. Belts (cingătoare, cingători, pl. srose, or oposki) made of woven fabric or leather form part of traditional costume in most in Carpathians region regions. Men wear either leather or fabric belts or both depending on the region. The widest belts (around 30cm) are found in Maramureş, Oaş, Podhale (Tatra Mountains) and East Slovakia more narrow ones come from further south. Chimir, Serpar or Srose are still worn in many areas of Romania and Poland for working in the fields and in the forestry industry.
Polski: Sros(e) or (u)oposek - around the goral’s waist a wide ~10", ornamented woven fabric and leather belt is worn. The width of this leather belt depends on the ranking of the mountaineer in his band.
Română: Chimir or serpar - broad leather belts are worn by men throughout Transylvania including Maramures, in most of Moldavia, and along the southern side of the Carpathians. These are made from folded leather and differ in width and decoration from zone to zone. They usually have a covered pocket which is used for keeping money or tobacco. It's 2 or 3 layers of hardened leather, with or without metal studs and often with decorative stitches and models molded in the hardened leather. It was used from ancient times and in many ballads is described as a form of armor, every hero wears it.


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