Carpathian Basin traditional folk costumes


Man’s costume from Györgyfalva

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Györgyfalva

The costume is composed of a shirt and cotton linen trousers. The shirt is decorated with black and yellow embroidery perpendicularly placed on the sleeves, the cuffs, the shoulders and along the neckline. The trousers are decorated likewise perpendicularly on both sides and horizontally at the bottom.


1920s..

Costume from Györgyfalva

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Györgyfalva

The black velvet blouse has a pin-dot pattern and is decorated with ribbons and stitches. The skirt is made of a corresponding textile; it is gathered at the waistline, and its bottom section has blue braids. There is a black cotton cloth apron worn over it.


1930s..

Costume from Györgyfalva

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Györgyfalva

The blouse is made of fine linen; its sleeves are decorated perpendicularly with colorful embroidery. A leather vest decorated richly with wool yarn and lacquered-pearl ornamentation is worn over it. The accordion-pleated, double-knitted apron is made of black cloth and decorated with ribbons.


1930s..

Lad’s costume from Györgyfalva

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Györgyfalva

The small collared blouse that can be closed up high is made of white cotton linen. Worn over it is a dark blue jerkin with machine-stitched red décor on its entire front, with two big pockets at the waistline and two smaller ones on the breast section. A pearl panel is stuck into each pocket on the breast section.


1940s..

Girl’s costume from Csíkszentkirály

Provincialism: Székely
Region: Csíkszentkirály
The hair is hanging down in two plaits, each decorated with colored silk ribbons. The Székely (Sekler) blouse is made of white linen; it has long sleeves, szolokma frills, and is richly embroidered on the cuffs. The woven wool skirt is sectioned with red, green, brown and black colors. The black vest is braided. The skirt and the vest are decorated with black velvet, and there is a fine white linen apron worn over the skirt. Red boots are on the feet.
1930s..

Man’s costume from Györgyfalva

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Györgyfalva

The green felt hat on the head is decorated with a pearl panel and pearled rosette. Furthermore, the costume is composed of a linen shirt, an embroidered neck decoration made of black satin cloth, a braided and green-stitched jacket made of brown cloth, a pair of brown-braided breeches made of the same textile, and a pair of buttoned boots.


1940s..

Lent costume from Györgyfalva

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Györgyfalva

The knitted blouse is made of fine linen; its sleeves are perpendicularly embroidered with black yarn. The black velvet lajbi is decorated red-and-green, machine-made ribbons. The skirt is made of black satin cloth. The apron is made of gathered green and black textile.


1930s..

Man’s costume from Moldva

Provincialism: Csángó
Region: Moldva
The linen shirt is decorated with embroidery around the neckline, on the breast section and on the cuffs. The leather vest worn over it is embroidered with colorful wool yarn and red and black patent leather, and it is edged with lamb fur.
1930s. .

Woman’s costume from Györgyfalva

Provincialism: Kalotaszeg
Region: Györgyfalva

A shiny ceremonial shawl decorated with machine embroidery and edged with colorfully patterned black bone-lace is on the head. The linen blouse is decorated with red and blue embroidery, and there is a black satin vest with blue ribbon décor worn over it. The skirt is made of accordion-pleated wool, and the double-knit hair apron has sewn-down décor at the waistline.


1940s..

Csángó woman’s festive costume from Forrófalva

Provincialism: Csángó
Region: Forrófalva
A woven kerpa shawl is on the elderly woman’s head. There is a short, braided, wool szokmány worn over the buzsoros, large rose-patterned blouse. The so-called katrinca, a wraparound skirt, is made of home-made wool with a wide woven ő, övedző belt on the waist and with a narrow bernyic, i.e. belt. Tongued leather boots are on the feet.
1920s and 1930s..