Carpathian Basin traditional folk costumes


Costume from Mákófalva

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Mákófalva
The dyed-blued, shoulder-decorated blouse embroidered with red yarn is made of white textile; the leather vest is embroidered with black and brown wool yarn. The accordion-pleated skirt is made of silk, as is the double-knit apron. The knit work and the waistline of the handmade apron imitate manufactured ribbons.
1930s. .

Girl’s costume from Kalotaszentkirály

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Kalotaszentkirály
Hair hangs off in one long single braid and is decorated with colored silk and other ribbons. The blouse is made of fine white linen and is decorated with red yarn; the pearled breast pad is made of red satin, and the accordion-pleated red skirt is made of silk. A pleated white apron is worn over the skirt.
1940s. .

Lad’s costume from Kibéd

Provincialism: Mezőség
Region: Kibéd
A felt hat is on the head. The long-sleeved shirt is made of fine white linen. The tailored woven vest with metal buttons is made of wool that is black chequered on a red background. Black braiding and Székely (Sekler) cloth trousers made of harshly colored wool complete the costume. Black boots sewn at the back are on the feet.
1940s..

Woman’s costume from Szék

Provincialism: Mezőség
Region: Szék
Chignon is worn over the head. A shawl embroidered with colorful flowers on a black background is on the head. The bodice made of black velvet is decorated with colorful flowers, and there is an embroidered leather vest worn over it. An accordion-pleated skirt made of irisated cloth and an accordion-pleated apron made of brown cotton cloth add to the costume. Black boots with red edges and copper-plated heels are on the feet.
Still worn today..

Woman’s costume from Szék

Provincialism: Mezőség
Region: Szék
Chignon is worn over the head. A shawl embroidered with colorful flowers on a black background is worn on the head. The costume is composed of a red bodice decorated with black velvet, an accordion-pleated, black-and-red chequered skirt, and a red-and-black striped, accordion-pleated apron made of cotton cloth. Black boots are on the feet.
Still worn today. .

Girl’s costume from Udvarhelyszék

Provincialism: Mezőség
Region: Udvarhelyszék
The hair is hanging off in two plaits, each decorated with color silk ribbons. The so-called Székely (Sekler) blouse is made of white linen; it is embroidered and has two long sleeves. The woven wool skirt is sectioned with red and black colors, and there is also a vest. Both the skirt and the vest are decorated with black velvet. The apron is made of pleated fine white linen decorated with two rows of bone-lace insertion. Black boots are on the feet.
1940s..

Lad’s costume from Kalotaszentkirály

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Kalotaszentkirály
Green felt hat decorated with a feathergrass and pearl bouquet is worn on the head. The shirt is made of cotton linen, and the pleated, loose-fitting trousers are made of linen. An accordion-pleated apron made of cotton cloth and decorated with white bone-lace as well as a pair of boots complete the costume. The neck décor is made of black satin cloth decorated with colored embroidery and a silk pompon.
1930s. .

Costume from Magyaró

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Magyaró
The blouse is made of fine white linen and embroidered perpendicularly. The leather vest is embroidered with black yarn. The accordion-pleated skirt is made of cashmere and embroidered with black wool on its entire surface; it is further decorated with colored ribbons in rows at the bottom. The cotton cloth apron is pleated; a large, hand-embroidered rose adorns its front.
1930s. .

Costume from Kalotaszentkirály

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Kalotaszentkirály
Shoulder decorations made of red velvet and decorated with black bone-lace appliquéd trimming is worn over the dyed-blue, armhole blouse made of fine linen. An accordion-pleated, triple-knit, silk apron made of white textile and decorated with sewn-down décor at the waistline is before the accordion-pleated, white silk skirt.
1940s. .

Costume from Magyarvista

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Magyarvista
The blouse is made of cashmere with a large rose pattern on a yellow background which is richly decorated with ribbons and pearl needlework around the neckline and on the breast section. An accordion-pleated, triple-knit, red apron is worn over the cashmere skirt. The apron is decorated all over with rich pearl needlework and ribbons in rows applied when knit.
Still worn today. .