Women's costume from county of Suceava, Rădăuţi

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Description

White linen straight cut chemise (cămaşă dreapta or cămesoi), with open sleeves. It is decorated with wide bands of purple and black floral embroidery on a black geometric background on the shoulders, sleeve ends and front. The lower ends of the sleeves are edged with a row of black crochet lace.

Wrap round skirt (fota) made of a single width of black woven woollen material with woven decoration in vertical stripes in blue, green and white thread, with a wide black panel on the back edged with 2 vertical rows containing floral motifs in red and purple. It has a red border on top and base which strengthens the fabric.

Sheepskin waistcoat (pietar) decorated with bands of floral embroidery above the lower edge and round the sleeves and floral motifs on the back and edged with black fur. Note the small tricolour on the stem of the floral motive on the centre back

Narrow woven fabric belt (brâu)

 

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