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Prundu Bârgăului, Bistrița region

Gathered neck linen chemise (cămașă încreţită) with sleeves gathered at wrists, and frilled cuffs. It has a horizontal band of black embroidered motifs just below the shoulders on the sleeves, with vertical rows down the front and sleeves, and narrow rows of embroidery on the frilled cuffs. Black gathered silk apron (șort), edged with black lace. Black headscarf. Photo taken outside the church in Prundu Bârgăului, on Easter Sunday, April 2002.

Sunday in Salva, Năsăud region

Gathered neck linen chemise (cămașă încrețită) with sleeves gathered at wrists, and frill at neck, and frilled cuffs. It has a horizontal band of brown embroidery just below the shoulders on the sleeves, and narrow rows of embroidery on the frilled cuffs. Sleeveless sheepskin flared waistcoat (pieptar) covered with brown velvet and edged with appliquéd leather, and decorated with brown embroidery. Blue narrow woven woollen front apron (catrință) with two black woven horizontal stripes decorated with multi-coloured floral embroidery, and a row of green crochet lace on the hem. The back apron which is not visible is a catrință with horizontal woven stripes in red, brown and black. Brown printed floral headscarf Woollen cloth bag (traistă) with woven floral pattern

Folklore group at Săliștea, Oraștie region

Women's costume Gathered neck blouse (cămașă cu mâneca din gât) made of white cotton. Gathered coloured apron (șort) made of woven wool and decorated with two narrow vertical rows, and a wider horizontal row of multi-coloured embroidery. Multi-coloured fringes made of wool are attached to the hem and sides. Back apron (not visible) is a single width of black woollen material with horizontal stripes in gold thread. Waist length pieptar made of white leather and decorated with black appliqué leather and black embroidery. Black fringed scarf called broboadă. Men's costume Brown fabric waistcoat (laibăr), gusseted shirt Cămaşă cu barburi, narrow leather belt. Tight summer trousers (imene) made of cotton or linen fabric. Sheepskin hat (căciulă). Photo taken in Săliștea, Alba county in April 1994.

Folklore group in Săliștea, Orăștie region

Gathered neck blouse (cămașă cu mâneca din gât) made of white cotton, decorated with black embroidery called Punctul 'ciocănele' which gives the appearance of vertical bands of black braid on the sleeves and front of the blouse. A narrow row of black crochet lace is attached at the wrists. Gathered black apron (șort) made of woven wool and decorated with two narrow vertical rows, and a wider horizontal row of multi-coloured embroidery. Multi-coloured fringes made of wool are attached to the hem and sides. Back apron (not visible) is a single width of black woollen material with horizontal stripes in gold thread. Waist length pieptar made of white leather and decorated with black appliqué leather and black embroidery. Black fringed scarf called broboadă. Photo taken in Săliștea, Alba in April 1994.

Sălciua, Muntii Apuseni

Gathered neck chemise (Cămașă cu mâneca din gât) with wide frills (fodor) on sleeves, which open out from just below the elbow. It has several vertical rows of embroidered motifs along the sleeves in black silk thread, and a wide horizontal band of geometric embroidery above the elbow, this style of decoration being known as cămașă cu șire peste cot. A wide row of white crochet lace is attached at the wrists. Photo taken at Astra Museum, Sibiu, August 1998 during a fair of traditional crafts. Pleated black apron (şort), decorated with two vertical rows of multicoloured embroidery, and a narrow row of black lace on the hem. Waist length pieptar made of white leather and embroidery in dense black embroidery Black fringed scarf called broboadă Leather peasant sandals (opinci)

Sălciua, Muntii Apuseni

Gathered neck chemise (cămașă cu mâneca din gât) with wide frills (fodor) on sleeves, which open out from just below the elbow. It has several vertical rows of embroidered motifs along the sleeves in black silk thread, and a wide horizontal band of geometric embroidery above the elbow, this style of decoration being known as cămașă cu șire peste cot. A wide row of white crochet lace is attached at the wrists. White linen underskirt (poale) with a row of co-ordinating embroidery on hem and edged with a row of white crochet lace. Pleated black apron (șort), decorated with two vertical rows of multi-coloured embroidery, and a narrow row of black lace on the hem. Waist length pieptar made of white leather and embroidery in dense black embroidery. Black fringed scarf called broboadă. Leather peasant sandals (opinci). Photo taken at Astra Museum, Sibiu, August 1998 during a fair of traditional crafts.

Traditional welcome in Năsaud

Woman's costume Gathered neck chemise (cămașă încrețită) 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 cămașă cu șire 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 (catrințe) with horizontal woven stripes in red, brown and black and a row of coloured crochet lace motifs on the hem. Maroon printed floral headscarf. Man's costume Black felt hat (pălărie) with low crown and wide brim. White linen straight shirt with yoke (cămașă cu umeraș), with white crochet lace on lower sleeves, hem and collar Hip length sheepskin jacket (pieptar), decorated with appliqué red leather, red silk embroidery and multi-coloured woollen tassels. Wide leather belt (chimir). Heavy boots (bocanci). Photo taken in Năsăud town, July 1991.

Folklore group in Monor, Bistrița

Woman's costume Gathered neck chemise (cămașă încrețită) 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 (catrințe) made of black velvet and decorated with horizontal and vertical stripes of embroidered motifs in gold and brown thread, and a fringe of black silk on the hem. Red printed floral headscarf. Man's costume White linen straight shirt with yoke (cămașă cu umeraș), 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). Photo taken in Monor, in the Șieuț valley, in April 1996.

Miheșu de Câmpie

Gathered neck chemise (cămaşă încrețită), with sleeves open at wrists, decorated with vertical rows of black embroidery on front and sleeves. The chemise on the left has wide band of embroidery on the shoulder called an altiță. Black front and back aprons (catrințe) made of a single width of black woven woollen material, edged with black crochet lace, and decorated on the lower part with motifs in gold and red thread. Narrow fabric belt (brâu), woven in coloured wool (left), or made of ribbon in the colours of the Romanian flag (right). Waist length black velvet waistcoat (ilic) decorated with motifs in gold thread. White linen underskirt (poale) decorated with rows of embroidery above the hem and edged with white crochet lace. Black cotton head scarf. Photo taken in Miheșu de Câmpie, Mureș county, in April 2001.

Lupșa, Muntii Apuseni

Waist length pieptar edged with black velvet and a band of red leather, and decorated with isolated motifs of red and green embroidery, and woollen tassels on the front. Chemise (Cămașă cu mâneca din gât) made of white linen with gathered neck and wide frills (fodor) on sleeves, these opening out below a row of embroidery just under the elbow, with a wide row of white crochet lace attached at the wrists, this style of decoration being known as cămașă cu şire peste cot. It has a narrow band of embroidery at the neck, in the same style as the necklaces (zgardane) worn further north in Maramureș. Gathered black silk apron (șort), decorated with embroidered ribbon on edges. Photo taken in Lupșa, Valea Arieșului, Alba, April 1994.

Folklore group in Idicel, Mureș superior region

Woman's costume Gathered neck chemises (cămașe încrețită) decorated with floral embroidery. Waist length black velvet waistcoat (ilic). Narrow front and back aprons (catrințe) made of black velvet and decorated with embroidered motifs in gold, green and brown thread, and a fringe of black silk on the hem. Fringed silk headscarves. Man's costume White linen straight shirt with yoke (cămașă cu umeraș), with wide bands of brown, and black geometric embroidery on hem and sleeves and fine white crochet lace on lower sleeves, and hem. Summer trousers (izmene) made of cotton or linen fabric.Hip length sheepskin jacket (pieptar), edged with fur and decorated with brown geometric embroidery along edges, and coloured woollen tassels on the front. Photo taken in Idicel in April 2001.

Gura Râului, Mărginimea Sibiului

Blouse (ie) made of white cotton, decorated with black embroidery called Punctul 'Ciocănele' which gives the appearance of vertical bands of black braid on the sleeves and front of the blouse. Lady on left - Black front and back aprons (catrințe) made of a single width of black woven material, edged with a fringe made of black silk thread. Lady on right - gathered black front apron (șorț). Black fabric waistcoat (ilic). Pleated white cotton underskirt (poale). Black fringed scarf called broboadă. Photo taken in village of Gura Râului, Mărginimea Sibiului in August 1998, on Sunday lunch time after the Sunday church service.

Sunday in Gura Râului, Mărginimea Sibiului

Blouse (ie) made of white cotton, decorated with black embroidery called punctul 'ciocănele' which gives the appearance of vertical bands of black braid on the sleeves and front of the blouse. Black front and back aprons (catrințe) made of a single width of black woven material, edged with a narrow row of black lace. Women's black velvet waistcoat (ilic). Pleated white cotton underskirt (poale). Black fringed scarf called broboadă. Photo taken in village of Gura Râului, Mărginimea Sibiului in August 1998, on Sunday lunch time after the Sunday church service.

Gura Râului, Mărginimea Sibiului

Blouse (ie) made of white cotton, decorated with black embroidery called punctul 'ciocănele' which gives the appearance of vertical bands of black braid on the sleeves and front of the blouse. Black front and back aprons (catrințe) made of a single width of black woven material, edged with a narrow row of black lace. Black velvet waistcoat (ilic). Pleated white cotton underskirt (poale). Wide brimmed straw hat (pălărie din paie) decorated with a band of black velvet worn over a black fringed scarf called broboadă. Photo taken in village of Gura Râului, Mărginimea Sibiului in August 1998

Coșbuc, Năsăud

Black felt hat (pălărie) with low crown and wide brim. White linen straight shirt with yoke (cămașă cu umeraș), with white crochet lace on lower sleeves, hem and collar which is decorated with edging of brown embroidery. Wide leather belt (chimir). Photo taken in Coșbuc, Năsăud region in July 1991.

Folklore group at Coșbuc, Năsăud

Black felt hat (pălărie) with low crown and wide brim. White linen straight shirt with yoke (cămașă cu umeraș), with white crochet lace on lower sleeves, hem and collar which is decorated with edging of brown embroidery. Wide leather belt (chimir). Heavy boots (bocanci). Photo taken in Coșbuc, Năsăud region in July 1991.

Chirpăr, Valea Hârtibaciului

Man's costume Waist length pieptar with side opening (înfundat), decorated with black embroidery and black velvet edging on pockets, base and neck. Similar jackets often have the date they were made embroidered on the pockets. Gusseted shirt cămașă cu barburi. Black căciulă (sheepskin shepherds hat). Woman's Costume Waist length pieptar, decorated with black embroidery, and edged in black leather. Blouse (ie) made of cotton, decorated with black embroidery called punctul 'ciocănele' which gives the appearance of vertical bands of black braid on the sleeves and front of the blouse. Black fringed scarf called broboadă. Gathered front apron (șorț ) edged with coloured tassels, and decorated with gold and coloured embroidery in 2 vertical rows, which make where apron is folded when placed in chests for storage, and 2 horizontal rows, one just above hem and other approximately 10cm above this. Photo taken in the village of Chirpăr, Valea Hârtibaciului, Sibiu, April 1988