Folklore group in Topoloveni, Argeș

White triangular cotton headscarves (testemele) edged with cotton fringes and sequins. Chemises with gathered neck (cămașe încrețită), with traditional embroidered decoration – rectangular strip is embroidered across the top of the shoulder (altiță), with a narrow strip below this (încreț), and vertical stripes (râuri) on the front and sleeves. The underskirt (poale) has a row of co-ordinating embroidery on hem. Wrap round skirts (fote) made of a single width of black woven woollen material, with wide woven borders richly woven in gold and silver thread, with interleaved motifs. Narrow woven fabric belt (brâu). Peasant sandals (opinci). Photo taken in Topoloveni, Argeș region, in April 1997.

CountryRomania
RegionWallachia
Ethnographic zoneArgeș
PlaceTopoloveni
Published on 12th February 2018, last modified on 13th February 2018