Topoloveni - Argeş

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White triangular cotton headscarves (testemele) edged with cotton fringes and sequins.

Chemises with gathered neck (cămaşe încreţită), with traditional embroidered decoration - rectangular strip is embroidered across the top of the shoulder (altiţă), with a narrow strip below this (încreţ), and vertical stripes (râuri) on the front and sleeves. The underskirt (poale) has a row of co-ordinating embroidery on hem.

Wrap round skirts (fote) made of a single width of black woven woollen material, with wide woven borders richly woven in gold and silver thread, with interleaved motifs.

Narrow woven fabric belt (brâu)

Peasant sandals (opinci)



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Photo taken by Nick's mum in Topoloveni, Argeş, in April 1997




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