/ Dear Sir,
We would like to offer you costumed dolls manufactured by
Lidova tvorba Uhersky Brod. These products continue a long
tradition of the regional art. Local dressmakers', embroiderers'
and doll dressers' creativity and sense of beauty have bequeathed
to us real riches in the form of beautiful national costumes.
The costumes from the sunny and fertile lands along the Morava
River for example have rich embroideries, frilly sleeves,
and ribbons, while the highland costumes are plainer and simpler.
Whichever part of the country the costumes hail from, our
dolls have one thing in common. They represent the folk art,
which has been preserved for generations, they rouse admiration
and attract attention by their freshness of colour and variety
of shape which charms any person who is able to perceive beauty.
The co-op Lidová tvorba Uherský Brod was established on 30th
November 1936. Traditional, typical Moravian-Slovak products
of folk art have always been in demand, not just on the home
market, but especially abroad. As early as the second year
of its existence the company won the gold medal at the Folk
Costume Exhibition of Moravian Slovakia in Uherské Hradiště,
and in the same year it was awarded a silver medal at the
World Exhibition in Paris. In 1940 the company also took part
in an international exhibition in New York. Then the company's
products were already known in the Netherlands, Belgium, the
U.S. A., Denmark, Switzerland, Scandinavian countries and
in Lithuania as well. When the co-op was founded it was the
only company in the country dealing with the handmade manufacture
of costumed dolls and it has been the case ever since. We
are proud to have had our own trade mark since 1952. Our objective
is to preserve the tradition of costumed dolls manufacture
so that in future too it could be a testimony of our rich
history and culture to be spread all over the world.