Lupşa - Alba

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Waist length  pieptar  edged with black velvet and a band of red leather, and decorated with isolated motifs of red and green embroidery, and woollen tassels on the front.

Chemsie (Cămaşă cu mâneca din gât) made of white linen with gathered neck and wide frills (fodor) on sleeves, these opening out below a row of embroidery just under the elbow, with a wide row of white crochet lace attached at the wrists, this style of decoration being known as cămaşă cu şire peste cot. It has a narrow band of embroidery at the neck, in the same style as the necklaces (zgardane) worn further north in Maramureş.  

Gathered black silk apron (şort), decorated with embroidered ribbon on edges.



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Photo taken in Lupşa, Valea Arieşului, Alba, April 1994




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