Făget ethnographic zone

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Făget region in Romania

Făget ethnographic zone

Câmpia Banatului region
Iron age
 
Roman
 
Vlach, Bulgarian?
 
Hungarian
 
Ottoman
 
Hapsburg
 
Romania
 

The Făget ethnographic zone opens into the Câmpia Banatului plain region, and shares its history with Banat, but Făget has its own identity and is an interference zone ethnographically with the zones of Hunedoara and Pădureni. This is particularly evident in the traditional costumes which share Banat and Hunedoara influences.

The Făget area consists of 12 comune and some 58 villages, the majority of the population being Romanian, with a few villages having a Hungarian and German minority that arrived during the Hapsburg period. A few villages have toponyms reflecting the old political organisations; Jupani, Jupâneşti from jupan a Romanian boyar (noble) of the highest rank, and Ohaba refers to either a hereditary estate or immunity for the nobility and monasteries in the medieval ages.

Dances

The only old style (i.e. not part of the Banat continuum) dances are simple dances showing similarities to the dances of the Transylvanian sub-Carpathians.

Music

No information yet.

Costume

Women's costume
Shirt Aprons/skirt Headwear Footwear Jackets
         
Men's costume
Shirt Trousers Headwear Belt Overgarments
         

References

Blaj, V & Grigorescu, E (1985), Zona etnographică Făget, Editura Sport-Turism, Bucureşti

Discography

 

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