Women's costume from region of central Moldavia

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Description

Blouse with gathered neck (cămaşă încreţită), with a rectangular strip of black geometric embroidered across the top of the shoulder (altiţă), with a wide gold strip of geometric embroidery below this (încreţ), with vertical panels of black embroidery (râuri) on the front and sleeves, with isolated black motifs on the back and back of the sleeves. The neck is edged with a row of black embroidery and several rows of smocking in gold thred.

Wrap round skirt (fota) made of a single width of black woven woollen material with woven decoration in vertical stripes in white, gold and purple thread, with a plain black panel in the centre back and a maroon border on top and base which strengthens the fabric.

Narrow fabric belt (brâu) woven with maroon, white, blue and green stripes

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