1920 Romanian costume from Sibiu, antique Romanian outfit from Transylvania M - L size

1920 Romanian costume from Sibiu, antique Romanian outfit from Transylvania M - L size
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 with " ciocanele ", black stripes hand sewn on the blouse.



This costume contain 3 pieces:



1. the blouse which is M - L or L size. The measurements of the blouse are:



length: 62 cm or 24. 4 inches.



around chest: 132 cm or 52 inches



Arm hole is large: 26 cm (10. 23 inches) so the blouse will fit to L size.



Noteworthy is the fact that the stripes on the blouse are completely hand stitched with black and yellow cotton thread. The fabric is commercial cotton fabric / linen which was imported at the time when those blouses was made. And this was a sign of social status.



Good condition, clean and nice. Only the black embroidery is slightly discolored due to the blouses age they



The blouse age: 1920 - 1940. Very hard to find blouses with hand stitched stripes and meantime in this size.



2. White skirt made of white commercial fabric. Stitched with yellow thread.

Size M - L with the following measurements :



length: 68 cm or 26. 77 inches



circumference: 186 cm or 73. 22 inches. Condition: good, no tear, no reparation. Few tinny rust stains here and there but not many. The skirt is slightly whiter than the blouse.



3. Pair of aprons made of black wool fabric, commercial fabric called in Romanian " postav ", decorated with handmade lace and silk tassels on the lower hem of the front apron. Dated most probably in between 1950 - 1970.



Size: 70 cm x 36 cm wide, measured including the lace border or 27. 55 inches x 14. 7 inches. The frontal apron have silk tassels on the lower hem.



Condition: good condition with minor traces of the wear, no tear, no hole, no stain. Very well preserved.

Museum quality cosyume, hard to find in this size and with the stripes hand stitched.
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