Women's costume from county of Sibiu, zone Rupea

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Gathered neck chemise (Cămaşă cu mâneca din gât) with wide frills (fodor) on sleeves, which open out from just below the elbow. It has a wide horizontal band of geometric red and black embroidery above the elbow, this style of decoration being known as cămaşă cu şire peste cot, and a horizontal row of black silk embroidered motifs on the gathers forming the frill and on the sleeve ends.  A wide row of white crochet lace is attached at the wrists. The neck edge has a narrow row of compact red and black embdoidery.

White linen underskirt (poale) with a row of co-ordinating embroidery on hem and edged with a row of white crochet lace.

Gathered front apron (Şorţ ) made of blue fabric and edged with black crochet lace on the side edges and a black silk frnge on the hem. Back apron (catrinţă) is a single width of black woven material with horizontal woven stripes in red and gold thread, with interleaved floral embroidered motifs in red and blue. It is edged with black crochet lace

Waist length sleeveless waistcoat (pieptar), decorated with black, dark blue and green embroidery, and edged in black leather.


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