Vintage Romanian peasant blouse, shepherd blouse from Sibiu - size S - M

A genuine hallmark of the shepherds in Carpathian Mountains, in between Sibiu and Valcea counties, the costume of this area has a well defined personality through the black and white contrast which the basic pieces display. The beauty and the elegance of the apparel aroused the admiration of the intelligentsia, who adopted this costume as as a national emblem at the beginning of the 20th century.





The female traditional blouse decorated with " umeras " and " sire "on the sleeve is thought to have originated in this area. This variant has the sleeve ending in " fodra " (flounce) and an ornament black stripes placed vertically on the sleeves and chest. between which the "sire ", rows with small flowers and leaves are hand sewn.







The measurements of the blouse are:



length: 67 cm or 26. 37 inches.



around chest: 140 cm or 55 inches

Even it the blouse have plenty of fabric around chest it will fit only to sizes S - M because it small around neck and from the under armpit to shoulder.





Good condition, clean and nice. The black embroidery is slightly discolored due to the blouses age. A tinny rust stain on the back of one sleeve. The vertical black stripes are made of black fabric, they are not hand embroidered.



On the left sleeves near the chest and under armpit are 3 repairs, all 3 repairs are captured in my photos. They are not noticeable when the blouse is worn



The blouse age: about 50 - 60 years old.
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