Women's costume from region of central Moldavia

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Description

Blouse with gathered neck (cămaşă încreţită), with a wide rectangular strip of brown embroidered across the top of the shoulder (altiţă), with vertical stripes of diamonds embroidered in brown silk thread (râuri) on the front and sleeves. The neck is edged with a row of brown embroidery., and is tied with a red silk cord, with tassels.

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

Narrow fabric belt (brâu) woven with white geometric motifs and edged with gold.

 

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