Dance group in Valea Stejarului, Maramureș

Woman’s costume
Chemise with yoke (cămașă cu platcă) and square neck. Sleeves are gathered at the shoulders and wrists, with frilled cuffs and frills on yoke and shoulders. They are decorated with white embroidery and open work. Sheepskin pieptar edged with appliqué leather decoration and decorated with embroidery in red, blue and green wool and inset with small pieces of mirrors and studs. Striped aprons (zadii) made of a single width of woven wool with horizontal red and black stripes. Printed headscarf. Leather peasant sandals (opinci) worn with knitted socks (chiorapi).

Man’s costume
Small straw hat (clop) decorated with rows of small multicoloured beads. Short white linen shirt” (cămașă scurtă) with no collar, and sleeves were open at the wrists. Wide linen trousers (gaci) Sheepskin pieptar edged with appliqué leather decoration and decorated with embroidery in red, blue and green wool and inset with small pieces of mirrors and studs. Very wide leather belts (chimir). Heavy black leather boots (bocani).
Photo taken of village dance group at Valea Stejarului, in April 2002.

CountryRomania
RegionTransylvania
Ethnographic zoneMaramureș
PlaceValea Stejarului
Published on 12th February 2018