Antique Hungarian Kalotaszeg, Kalata, Calata costume from Transylvania size M - L may be XL

Superb antique Hungarian complete costume from Transylvania, Kalotaszeg, Kalata, Calata folkloric region.

It contains 3 pieces:

1. Antique blouse hand embroidered with black woolen thread around the cuffs, shoulders, tunic collar and vertical lines from under armpits to the lower hem. It is hand embroidered with black woolen thread on white batiste, grenadine, mol, a fine cotton fabric bought usually from Austro Hungary. The blouse is more than 80 years old.

Extremely scarce blouse.

Condition: excellent antique condition. At the back, probably because it was worn by many generations of women, around the neck was added more hand embroidered fabric to make the collar larger than initially it was. This new part is different hand embroidered hand embroidered.

Around the cuffs it is hand embroidrered with black and brown cotton / wool thread.

The blouse is washed, clean and ready to be used. But it must be washed separately because the black embroidery will bleed again. Probably not so much as it bleed when I washed it first but still I recommend dry clean it or immediately dry it in sunshine if it is washed by hand.

All those antique blouses from Kalotaszeg / Kalata area are made of the same material which bleed in water but with a proper care: mild detergent, cold water, in last water add vinegar which fix the color and dry it immediately, the blouse is not affected, the white of the cotton fabric remain clean.

Measurements: blouses length: 48 cm or 18. 9 inches

around chest: 130 cm or 51 inches

It will fit to any size: M, L or XL because it has a lot of fabric around chest but you have to take into consideration that from the neck to the under armpit it is smaller than normal. It is still wearable for a XL size but it is not very comfortable to wear under armpits.

Condition: good condition with traces of the wear: a tinny pink stain on chest, some difuse black / gray stains around the embroideries.

2. Traditional skirt made also of fine cotton fabric: grenadine, mol. The skirt is not pleated in front because that part is covered by a pleated apron.

Size: skirts length: 80 cm or 31. 5 inches

around waist: 80 cm or 31. 5 inches. .

If you want it larger you can add more fabric in front (which will be covered by apron anyway).

3. Fabulous antique, early 20 th century, hand pleated and hand embroidered apron This apron is part of the authentique Hungarian costume worn in North - West Transylvania, Kalotaszeg area.

Age: more than 70 - 80 years old

The apron is pleated by hand and is made of black linen fabric that I do not know to name it because is so unusual. The embroidery displayed on apron is totally hand made in multicoloured silk and is absolutely amazing.

Condition: minor traces of the wear and need a professional cleaning.

The aprons length is 77 cm or 30. 3 inches.

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

It is a gorgeous Hungarian apron in a very good condition for its age !!!
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