Chirpăr, Valea Hârtibaciului- Sibiu

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Man's costume

Waist length pieptar with side opening (înfundat), decorated with black embroidery and black velvet edging on pockets, base and neck. Similar jackets often have the date they were made embroidered on the pockets.

Gusseted shirt - Cămaşă cu barburi

Black căciulă (sheepskin shepherds hat).

Woman's Costume

Waist length pieptar, decorated with black embroidery, and edged on black leather.

Blouse (ie) made of 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 fringed scarf called broboadă

Gathered front apron (Şorţ ) edged with coloured tassels, and decorated with gold and coloured embroidery in 2 vertical rows, which make where apron is folded when placed in chests for storage, and 2 horizontal rows, one  just above hem and other approximately 10cm above this.

Costume Reference pages

Sheepskin jackets

Women's Aprons

Men's shirts

Photo taken in the village of Chirpăr, Valea Hârtibaciului, Sibiu, April 1988





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