Shepherds’ cloaks summary

Region Summary
Banat Large glugă have woven decoration used for sleeping. The term guibea is also used for a hooded or unhooded mantle from Banat. This showed Ottoman influences from 17th to 19th century and was originally used at court and later in the countryside.
Valea Bistrei, Valea Cernei, Valea Cornereva Large glugă used for sleeping made of woven fabric from goats’ hair or wool mixed with goat’s hair. Glubă mic with woven ornaments worn on the head.
Transylvania Glugă have woven decoration.
Central Transylvania – Reghin, Bistrița-Năsăud, Mureș, and Cluj Gluga is made of several pieces of cloth, occasionally with gussets, and used to cover, the whole body from shoulders to below the knees.
Țara Bârsei and Mărgineamea Sibiului Țol have coloured stripes in red, and blue on the lower end.
Avrig, Hațeg, Mărginemea Sibiului, Poiana Ruscă, Valea Bistriței Single piece of cloth is folded in two lengthways on top of head.
Hațeg Large glugă is made of woven fabric from goat’s hair or wool mixed with goat’s hair and used as sleeping bag.
Târnavelor and Cluj Glugă with gusset added above head.
Prahova, Buzău, Râmnicu Sărat, Botoșani, Bacău, Vrancea Glugă has appliquéd decoration in black or dark grey.
Câmpia Dunării. Ample size cloak with hood.
Moldavia Long gluge are worn decorated with black braid, woven ornaments and embroidery.
North Moldavia and NE Transylvania Glugă is decorated with embroidery or woven patterns in different colours – black red, mauve, orange, green and brown.
Vrancea & Buzău Hooded cloak made of grey woollen cloth, as seen on Dacians’ column.
Râmnicu Sărat Glugă has black cord ornaments.
Central and south Moldavia Glugă have meandering ornaments, arranged above stripes on the hem.


Published on 24th February 2018