Croatian peasant dress, hand stitched Croatian BANAT antique Slavic costume dress with birds size 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 hand embroideries with birds are the oldest patterns in Romania.



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.



Size M/L or L but check the measurements:



Measurements:



around chest: 122 cm or 47. 24 inches







around waist: 110 cm or 48 inches



dress length: 103 cm or 40. 55 inches of which 46 cm is the blouse (18. 11 inches)



sleeves length from the base of the neck to the lower hem of the frill is 81 cm or 31. 88 inches. All the sleeves of these Croatian dresses are very long. They have elastic added later which form that sleeves frill.



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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