Ethnographic museum of Istria preserves, and actively collects textile artefacts. The main parts of the collection are Istrian traditional costumes.
Wedge pattern is characteristic for the north and east Istria women costumes which is connected to Gothic period. That way of sawing is replaced by sawing the women dresses from waistcoat and skirt. Around the waist, women were wearing pas or kanica. On the head women were wearing facol, facul (kerchief) usually rakaman, nagažan – nicely embroidered, or later made of industrial textile.
There were two different kinds of mail trousers: brneveke – white cloth (fabric caled sukno) trousers ankle length and tight, and brageše – shorter, wider trousers of brown cloth. Feet were covered with socks – bičve, holjevi, škafuoni, škafuonice, and men wore foot-cloths, kalcete, nazuvke. They wore strapped softsoled footwear, and latter shoes, postole.