Antique Hungarian / Romanian costumes APRON Kalotaszeg / Calata /Transylvania

Fabulous antique, early 20 th century, hand pleated and hand embroidered apron. This apron is part of the both authentique Hungarian or Romanian costumes worn in North - West Transylvania, Kalotaszeg area, situated near Cluj Napoca.

Age: more than 70 - 80 years old

The apron is pleated by hand and is made of commercial dark blue silk (satin) fabric that. The embroideries displayed on apron are totally hand made with multicoloured silk and is absolutely amazing.

Condition: many traces of the wear, the apron is dirty even if I dry cleaned it before to list it. Also the red or green silk thread was bleeding in the past and this can be see on apron. The apron can not be laundry because in water the silk embroidery will bleed and on the other hand, on the back side of the apron under the embroidery still exist the cardboard that was used like pattern for embroidery. Also few tinny holes here and there.

It is an apron worn by 3 generation of women from Kalotaszeg / Calata region and with all those flaws that I tried at my best to capture in my photos, is still a gorgeous apron with of a musem value.

The skirt in image is not for sale, it is only for display.



The aprons length is 80 cm or 31. 5 inches.



It must be dry clean only because the apron is totally hand pleated and hand embroidered also in silk.
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