This string skirt, copied from one still used in some parts of the Balkans, is based on one of the
longest continuing clothing trends in the world. The oldest extant evidence we have for this type
of apparel is from the Egtved grave, a Bronze Age archeological site in Denmark, dating
to the fourteenth century BCE. Folk costumes in many countries of Eastern Europe include a
version of this string skirt in the form of a fringed apron.
Many small figurines from Neolithic Europe depict women wearing nothing except a belt
with long fringe hanging down from it. Women have worn and still wear these aprons
to communicate information about their lives and marital status (the exact information
implied varies from group to group).