Croatian folk dress, hand stitched Croatian BANAT antique costume peasant dress M - L

Extremely hard to find, gorgeous Romanian / Croatian dress from Banat, hand embroidered with mainly aubergine / burgundy cotton thread on fine commercial cotton fabric. The embroideries are tinny and delicate and splendid hand done. The dress have museum value and it is hand made in between 1900 and 1940



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 - L or L but check the measurements



Measurements:



shoulder + sleeve measured from the neckline: 71 cm or 28 inches



around chest: 126 cm or 49. 6 inches



around waist: 126 cm or 49. 6 inches



dress length: 114 cm or 44. 88 inches of which 56 cm is the blouse (22 inches)



Handmade in between 1900 - 1944



Condition: good with minimum traces of the wear, beautiful handmade and preserved. The upper part and the lower part seems to be from the same era.



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




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