Women's costume from county of Bacău, Csango minority

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Description

Older style shirt (cămaşă încreţită) with neck gathered using a cord (brezărău). It is  decorated by a rectangular strip  embroidered in black, with diagonal white strips and interspersed with floral motifs across the top of the shoulder (altiţă), with a narrow horizontal strip below this (încreţ), and diagonal stripes (râuri) in white on a  black background on the lower sleeves. The front and back are decorated with vertical rows of black floral embroidered motifs.

Wrap round skirt (fota) made of a single width of black woven woollen material with a panel of narrow woven vertical stripes in pink, blue and green on the front.

Very narrow fabric belt (brâu) woven in diamond patterns in maroon, yellow, white and green thread

 

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