Women's costume from county of Dolj

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Description

Blouse (ie) with gathered neck (cămaşă încreţită), made of thin woven silk fabric. The sleeves are gathered at wrists. It is decorated with a  rectangular strip comprising rows of red embroidered motifs with gold sequins interspersed across the top of the shoulder (altiţă), with a narrow white embroidered strip below this (încreţ), and vertical stripes (râuri) of red embroidered motifs with gold sequins on the front , back and sleeves.

Underskirt (poale) with a row of co-ordinating embroidery on hem.

Narrow pleated red vâlnic made of red woven wollen fabric with narrow white, and multicoloured vertical stripes woven into the fabric with plain stripes alternating with strips of geometric motifs. It is gathered or pleated at waist by using 3 or 4 woollen cords (baiere), which are also used to tie the vâlnic round the waist. The lower edge is finished with a binding of pale blue silk ribbon.

Narrow woven red fabric belt (brâu) with red, white and blue stripes.

  

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