Antique hand embroidered Romanian costume from Transylvania / Tinutul Padurenilor size M/L

" The inhabitants of the 32 villages located on the Poiana Rusca Mountains highlands created an original and unique folk costume in the country. Gathered on a ribbon around neck, the female shirt is the most valuable piece of the costume, impressive through its monumental character and refined elegance. Through the colour scheme and decoration on the sleeves embroidered with red and black cotton thread in old style techniques one can learn about the age and the civil and social status of the wearer. "

Doina Isfanoni - Patrimony Romanian costume



Complete antique costume from Transylvania / Tinutul Padurenilor containing 3 pieces:



1. The dress which is a truly scarce masterpiece of the Romanian culture.

Age: 50 - 60years old.

Condition: good with minimum traces of the wear. No noticeable stain, no tear. A small repair on shoulder. Some yellow stains on the fabric of the dress noticeable only in sunshine otherwise the dress look perfectly clean for a 50 years old item. The button of the neck is a Bohemian button which prove the age of the dress, before 1950. Clean and ready to be worn. It must be washed only with cold water and a mild detergent because these items will bleed otherwise. It is spectacular dress in good condition, extremely hard to find and with museum value.

Flaws I found:

1. the rows of flowers displayed on the lower part of the dress are very discolored due to the intense wash, now they are gray instead of the original colour which was black

2. the chest of the blouse and here and there on the sleeves are hand embroidered with two types of red thread not only one type as is normal. Probably the woman who hand embroidered the dress was too poor to use only one type of thread and she combined the thread

3. celluloid sequines added lately on the blouse. They can be easily removed

Size: medium to large with the mention that for a large size the dress will be uncomfortable underarmpits. The distance from underarmpits to neck is smaller than actual sizes.

The dress length: 124 cm or 48. 8 inches

Around chest: 114 cm or 44. 88 inches



Around waist and hips 100 cm or 39. 37 inches

It is very heavy over 2 kilograms - 4 pounds.



2 A pair of woolen aprons, hand woven with thick wool thread. Very old aprons. . Both aprons are bordered with hand crocheted lace. They are in perfect condition.

3 a hand woven antique wool shoulder bag in perfect condition.


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