Năsaud - Bistriţa-Năsăud

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Woman's costume

Gathered neck chemise (cămaşă încreţită) with wide frills (fodor) on sleeves, which open out from just below the elbow. It has a wide horizontal band of geometric embroidery above the elbow, this style of decoration being known as cămaşă cu şire peste cot.

Sleeveless sheepskin flared waistcoat (pieptar) covered with brown velvet and edged with fur, and decorated with floral embroidery and beads.

Narrow woven woollen front and back aprons (catrinţe) with horizontal woven stripes in red, brown and black and a row of coloured crochet lace motifs on the hem.

Mauroon printed floral headscarf

Man's costume 

Black felt hat (pălărie) with low crown and wide brim.

White linen straight shirt with yoke (cămaşă cu umeraş), with white crochet lace on lower sleeves, hem and collar

Hip length sheepskin jacket (pieptar), decorated with appliqué red leather, red silk embroidery and multicoloured woollen tassels.

Wide leather belt (chimir)

Heavy boots (bocanci)


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Women' s shirts

Sheepskin jackets


Women's headwear

Men's hats

Men's shirts


Photo taken in Năsăud, July 1991, showing the traditional welcome given to visitors.


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