Women's costume from county of Bistriţa-Năsăud

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Gathered neck linen chemise (cămaşă încreţită), decorated with purple and black embroidered motifs making a rectangular strip across the top of the shoulder (altiţă), with a narrow yellow strip below this (încreţ), and vertical stripes (râuri) on the front, and sleeves. The sleeves also have vertical lines of isolated motifs and a row of these motifs round the lower ends, which are also edged with black crochet lace.

White linen underskirt (poale) with drawstring at waist.

Black narrow woven aprons (catrinţe) made of felted woollen  decorated with black silk embroidery and edged with black crochet lace. The front apron has narrow horizontal woven strips. Both aprons have two horizontal bands of floral embroidery above the hems.

Narrow woven black fabric belt (brâu

 

 

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