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The Suiti traditional attire

Footwear

The wealthiest Suiti men wore black leather boots or, if they did not have such, shoes and pastalas. The trouser cuffs were tucked into patterned socks, which were as bright and beautifully decorated as the female ones.

When dressing up, women wore shoes, pastalas or half-boots. To prevent the heels from wearing out quickly, they were finished with brass or bronze fittings.

Way back, women were particularly economical – on the daily round they walked bear-footed. On Sunday, they made their way to church bare-footed. When they arrived close by the church, they washed their feet in lake, put on their socks and footwear and entered the church with honour.