Women's underskirt & skirt regional summary

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Banat  
Banat, Bistra Valley Underskirt is embroidered with geometric motifs representing plant and animal shaped elements.
Banat, Timiş Poală were separate from the blouse and were made of 6-7 widths of cloth. From the beginning of the 20th century in urban areas poală became a wide skirt (fustă) made of 5m of rich material, brocade, cashmere, velvet or silk.
Crişana  
   
Maramureş, Oaş  
Codru  
Oaş Gathered skirt (poale)
Poale
made of 4-5 widths of white linen, joined to a wide waistband. The waistband and hem are decorated in black woollen embroidery. Since 1980s these skirts have been made of factory produced printed floral fabric, and are worn with a matching apron. 
Maramureş  
North Transylvania  
South Transylvania  
Mărginimea Sibiului Underskirt is pleated with very narrow pleats
Oltenia  
Muntenia  
Dobrogea  
Moldavia - North  
Moldavia - Central & South  
   

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