Croatian costume dress ANTIQUE peasant dress from Banat, CROATIA folk outfit size M

Croatian costume dress ANTIQUE peasant dress from Banat, CROATIA folk outfit size M
Extremely hard to find, gorgeous Romanian / Croatian dress from Banat, hand embroidered with mainly burgundy cotton thread on fine commercial cotton fabric. The embroideries are tinny and delicate and splendid hand done.

The commercial linen used on Romanian costumes at the beginning of the 20th century was a sign of the social status because it was imported and expensive. The peasants, the ordinary people from Romania worn before WWI and WWII only clothes hand made on hand loomed in households linen.



The dress is originated from Banat folkloric region of Romania and it is worn of the ethnic Croatians living here.

The dress have a low waist and it is pleated at the back. It is a RETRO style dress.



Size M or S/M with a loose fit



Measurements:



shoulder + sleeve measured from the neckline: 80 cm or 31. 5 inches including the frill which is 17 cm (6. 7 inches) long



around chest: 112 cm or 44 inches



around waist: 100 cm or 39. 3 inches

dress length: 115 cm or 45. 27 inches (the blouse: 45 cm or 17. 7 inches, the waist: 13 cm or 5. 11 inches and the skirt: 57 cm or 22. 4 inches.



Age: 50 - 70 years old



Condition: very good. Only 1 tinny tear on the hem of the skirt which was repaired. It is captured in my photos.

The chest is made of a slightly different fabric than the rest of the dress.

The dress is washed, clean and ready to be used. Wash the dress with cold water and mild detergent.



For a dress like this, a woman from the past spent months and months of hand work. She stitched on it her dreams, her emotions, her love, her pride.


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