Sălciua - Alba

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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 several vertical rows of embroidered motifs along the sleeves in black silk thread, with some red, yellow and blue motifs, and a wide horizontal band of geometric embroidery above the elbow, this style of decoration being known as cămaşă cu şire peste cot. A wide row of white crochet lace is attached at the wrists.

Pleated black apron (şort), decorated with two vertical rows of multicoloured embroidery, and a narrow row of black lace on the hem.

Black fringed scarf called broboadă

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Photo taken at Astra Museum, Sibiu, August 1998 during a fair of traditional crafts.





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