Women's costume from region of county of Suceava

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Description

White linen straight cut full length chemise (cămaşă dreapta or cămesoi), with open sleeves. The pieces of fabric are joined using cheiţe worked in maroon wool. It is decorated with wide bands of purple and gold floral embroidery on the shoulders, sleeve ends and front, and a narrow band round the neck.

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

Narrow fabric belt (brâu) woven with maroon and green stripes

 

  

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