Women's wedding costume from county of Argeş

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Description

This costume was worn by a bride around 1910.

Blouse (ie) with gathered neck (cămaşă încreţită) made of woven silk, decorated with wide bands of embroidery with green leaf shaped motifs embroidered on a black background on the front, back and sleeves.

Underskirt (poale) made of cotton fabricand edged with a row of co-ordinating embroidery on hem.

Wrap round skirt (fota) made of a single width of black woven woollen material, with a wide woven panel on the front decorated with green and brown leaf shaped motifs to match the blouse, and edged with a row of diagonal gold stripes. A wide horizontal border of similar motifs continues round the back, edged with a second row of diagonal gold strips and a narrow row of green and brown leaf shaped motifs above this.

Matching narrow belt (brâu) made of same fabric as fota, and decorated with co-ordinating embroidered motifs.

 

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