Romanian peasant costume, Romanian traditional costume vintage, handmade ethnic costume from Transylvania S - M

Romanian peasant costume, Romanian traditional costume vintage, handmade ethnic costume from Transylvania S - M
Gorgeous Romanian costume from Transylvania, Sibiu - Valcea area containing e pieces: hand embroidered blouse, white skirt and pair of antique aprons.



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 costume contain 2 pieces: the dress and a pair of aprons. The belt in image is not for sale, it will used only for display.



1. Beautiful peasant shepherd dress from Valcea - Sibiu area decorated with black hand embroideries and hand stitched black stripes. Those stitched black stripes are found on the oldest dresses from this area. The measurements of the dress are:



length: 117 cm or 46 inches.



around chest: 122 cm or 48 inches



from the shoulder to under armpit 24 cm or 9. 44 inches. Because of this measure, the dress will fit only to S - M sizes.



Good condition, clean and nice with the following flaws:



the embroideries are slightly discolored because of the age, intense use and wash, sun exposure, detergents.



A tinny rust stain on chest and few tinny holes on skirt.



The back of the dress is made of a different fabric than the rest of the dress. The dress is made of homespun fabric and the back is commercial linen but this is hardly noticeable when the costume is worn.



Overall a nice condition of the dress taking into consideration its age



The dress age: 1900 - 1940



3. Pair of aprons, hand woven with black wool yarn and green and brown threads. Age: more than 80 - 90 yo



Size: 78 x 40 cm or 30. 70 x 15. 74 inches



Condition: very good condition, no tear, no hole, no stain. Perfectly preserved.



The costume will fit to sizes S - M.
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