oday, little or no trace remains of Morrone’s old rural customs.
According to older citizens, however, the men wore short wool socks (all
homemade), buttoned on one side and then lengthened by heavy knee-socks.
They wore a close-fitting wool jacket, similar to a corset, and then
a dicky shirt with an open collar. A ribbon-decorated pointed hat
completed the costume.
The female costume was a puffy, pleated, knee-length skirt.
A tightly fitting blouse was adorned with either a brightly-colored
kerchief or an embroidered white one. Both kerchiefs were pinned to the
shoulders and knotted in front. In the summer the blouses were
sleeveless and their embroidered shirts were rolled-up.
On their heads they wore so-called mappe (maps) that were flat hats
fixed with a metal pin, or at times a gold one, depending on one’s
financial situation. Giant golden filigree hoops were used as earrings
The hoops were made of dozens of tiny golden balls, all of varying
sizes. In the center of these hoops were rounded filigreed broloques
with numerous points.
La fede, or the wedding ring, was marked with a cross.