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, 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.

White linen underskirt (poale) with a row of co-ordinating embroidery on hem and edged with a row of white crochet lace.

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

Waist length  pieptar  made of white leather and embroidery in dense black embroidery

Black fringed scarf called broboadă

Leather peasant sandals (opinci)

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

 

 

 

 

 

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