Polovragi, Gorj

Woman’s costume
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, with crochet black lace on the sides and a fringe made of black silk thread on the hem. Black fabric waistcoat (ilic, white cotton underskirt (poale) and factory made headscarf.

Man’s costume
Black felt shepherd’s hat (pălărie din fetru) with a very narrow brim.
Gusseted shirt (cămașă cu barburi), summer trousers (izmene) made of cotton or linen fabric, black fabric waistcoat (laibăr), and narrow leather belt.

Note: These costumes are the same as those worn near Sibiu on the other side of the Carpathian mountains. Photo taken of couple from Polovragi in Gorj, at Astra Museum, Sibiu, August 1998 during a fair of traditional crafts.

RegionȚara Românească
Ethnographic zoneGorj
Published on 12th February 2018