Women's costume from Banat, zone Timiş

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Description

Gathered neck silk chemise (cămaşă încreţită) richly decorated with sequins. (Note this is most likely from Oltenia)

The underskirt (poale) has a row of coloured embroidery in diamond shaped motifs above the hem, and vertical rows of the same motifs on the sides.

Front apron (catrinţă) made of a single width of fabric woven with gold and silver thread making diamond shaped patterns (alesătură) . It is edged with a row of gold coloured tinsel (beteală) interspersed with gold coloured sequins (fluturi),

The fringed apron worn on the back is called an Opreg cu Ciucuri. It is made of a narrow piece of woven fabric which matches the front apron, to which a row of long silk thread fringes in pink and yellow thread are attached.

Narrow woven fabric belt (brâu) woven in black, silver, white and yellow thread.

 

 

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