Monor - Bistriţa-Năsăud

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Woman's costume

Gathered neck chemise (cămaşă încreţită) with sleeves gathered into frilled cuffs, decorated with floral embroidery in a vertical band down the sleeves and a horizontal band on the cuffs. A row of white crochet lace is attached to the cuffs.

|Hip length sleeveless sheepskin waistcoat (pieptar) edged with fur and  decorated with brown geometric embroidery.

Narrow front and back aprons (catrinţe) made of black velvet and  decorated with horizontal and vertical stripes of embroidered motifs in gold and brown thread, and a fringe of blakc silk on the hem

Red printed floral headscarf

Man's costume 

White linen straight shirt with yoke (cămaşă cu umeraş), with wide bands of brown, and black geometric embroidery on hem and sleeves and fine white crochet lace on lower sleeves, and hem.

Tight summer trousers (izmene) made of cotton or linen fabric

Hip length sheepskin jacket (pieptar), edged with fur and decorated with wide bands of geometric embroidery along edges, and coloured woollen tassels on the front.

Wide leather belt (chimir) decorated with appliqued beads in floral patterns.

Heavy boots (bocanci)


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Women' s shirts

Sheepskin jackets


Women's headwear

Men's shirts

Men's trousers


Photo taken in Monor, in the Şieuţ valley, in April 1996





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