Arefu - Argeş

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Woman's costume

Silk marama decorated with woven silk motifs.

Chemise with gathered neck (cămaşă încreţită), with vertical rows of black embroidery on sleeves and front. Underskirt (poale) has row of matching embroidery on hem.

Older style wrap round skirt (fotă) made of a single width of black woven woollen material, with a wide woven border of horizontal strips in blue and gold thread, with interleaved motifs.

Narrow woven fabric belt (brâu)


Man's costume 

White linen traight shirt with gussets (cămaşă cu barburi) decorated with white embroidery on hem. A narrow row of white crochet lace is attached to the hem and sleeve ends.

Summer trousers (izmene) made of cotton or linen fabric

Waistcoat (laibăr) made of black felted woollen fabric (postav).

Felt trilby hat (Pălărie din fetru

Note the row of medals proudly displayed on his waistcoat.


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Women's headwear

Women's shirts


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Fabric overcoats, waistcoats & jackets

Men's trousers

Men's hats




Photo taken in Arefu, Argeş in April 1999.




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