Antique SLAVIC costumes blouse, Croatian ethnic blouse top size M long - no. 1

Gorgeous Romanian / Croatian blouse from Banat, hand embroidered with mainly dark brown / dark cherry brown / aubergine, blue cotton thread on fine commercial cotton fabric. The embroideries are tinny and delicate and splendid hand done. The blouse have museum value and it is hand made in between 1900 and 1960.



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



Size M for a tall lady but check the measurements



Measurements:



The sleeves are very long. All the Croatian blouses was this style. Those sleeves have no elastic, they are worn twisted.



around chest: 114 cm or 44. 88 inches



length: 76 cm (30 inches)



shoulder + sleeves length (measured from the base of the neck to the lower hem of the not twisted sleeve) 83 cm or 32. 67 inches



Handmade in between 1900 - 1960



Condition: good with some traces of the wear: two very small holes on the right shoulder. The tears was repaired. I captured them in my photos.



The hand embroidery is spectacular and extremely fine.



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