Women's costume from county of Sibiu

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Description

Blouse (ie) made of white cotton, decorated with black embroidery called Punctul 'Ciocănele'  which gives the appearance of vertical bands of  black braid on the sleeves and front of the blouse. 

Black front and back aprons (catrinţe) made of a single width of black felted woollen material. These are decorated with two rows of motifs worked in gold thread, and with crochet black lace on the sides and the front apron has a fringe made of black silk thread on the hem.

Pleated white cotton underskirt (poale)

Narrow fabric belt (brâu) made of ribbon in the colours of the Romanian flag  

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