Women's costume from county of Suceava

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

Wrap round skirt (fota) made of a single width of black woven woollen material with woven decoration in vertical stripes in gold and green thread, and a red border on top and base which strengthens the fabric.

Sheepskin waistcoat (pietar) from Teşna, near Vatra Dornei, decorated with dense floral embroidery and edged with black fur.

Modern fabric belt (bete) with black and white woven stripes.


Costume Reference page  - Bucovina  

A more detailed description of costumes worn in Suceava can be found via the link above.

For specific items see:

Women' s shirts


Sheepskin jackets



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