Făgețelu Chilia, Olt

Woman’s costume
Gathered neck silk chemise (cămașă încrețită) with traditional gathering (crețuri) using silk thread at the neck and with open sleeves. It has a wide horizontal band of turquoise blue embroidery just below the shoulders on the sleeves, and lozenge shaped motifs of embroidery on the front. Wrap round skirt (fotă) made of a single width of silk material in olive green with woven vertical strips in and motifs in gold and purple, and a matching band of motifs round the hem. This style of fotă was fashionable in the early 20th century. Modern straw hat!

Man’s costume
White linen straight shirt (cămașă dreapta) with no collar. Summer trousers (izmene) made of cotton or linen fabric, Waistcoat (laibăr) made of black felted woollen fabric (postav). Felt trilby hat (pălărie din fetru).

Photo of couple from Făgețelu Chilia in Olt taken at Astra Museum, Sibiu, August 1998 during a fair of traditional crafts.

CountryRomania
RegionWallachia
Ethnographic zoneOlt
PlaceFăgețelu Chilia
Published on 12th February 2018