Dili

dili pl. (German: Diele – board, splint): floor made of boards.

It was a symbol of high social status and material comfort. Otherwise, Roma floors were packed earth (phuv), which was wiped once a week, usually on Saturdays, with yellow clay – "which shone like the sun", say people who remember. In eastern Slovak villages before the war, even many poor Gadže did not have floors made of boards.

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