Antique Hungarian hand embroidered shirt, antique blouse from Transylvania, vintage Hungarian costume blouse, handmade top size M / L

Antique Hungarian blouse from Transylvania hand embroidered with orange - red woolen thread around the cuffs, on the sleeves and tunic collar and vertical lines from under armpits to the lower hem. It is hand embroidered with red - orange - peach (coral) woolen thread on white batiste, grenadine, mol, a fine cotton fabric bought in the past usually from Austro Hungary. The blouse is very old but because they are so so scarce and I found only 2 or 3 in last 10 years it is difficult to say exactly its age. It is for sure hand made before 1970. The hand embroideries displayed on the sleeves are a masterpiece of HUNGARIAN WRITTEN EMBROIDERY so famous here in Transylvania. Extremely scarce blouse.

Condition: nice antique condition. The hand embroidery is discolored due to the age and the intense wash. It is not uniformly discolored. A tinny black stain on the chest impossible to be removed. I removed all the rust stains but this tinny black stain was stubborn. Underarmpits the blouse show traces of dirt and the woolen thread is slightly discolored. I hemmed it and I added the new tassels because the older one was lost. The tassels have a different colour than the embroidery displayed on this blouse.

The blouse is washed, clean and ready to be used. But it must be washed separately because the 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. For not experienced persons I recommend to DRY CLEAN only the blouse.

All those antique blouses from Kalotaszeg / Kalata area are hand embroidered with the same material which bleed in water but with a proper care: mild detergent (I used a liquid detergent for colored textiles), 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: 55 cm or 21. 65 inches

under armpit to under armpit: 55 cm or 21. 65 inches

around neck if it is closed: 14 cm or 5. 5 inches

It will fit to European sizes: S - M and L. It is still wearable for a XL size but it is not very comfortable to wear under armpits and it small around neck. Those blouses have a different cut than the actual blouses. They are made to be uncomfortable underarmpits in order to keep the shoulders up and the sleeves to stay puffed.

Overall the blouse is very scarce, beautiful and it can be displayed in museums. It is extremely hard to find in M to L size. The orange embroidery was displayed on the young women blouses.
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