Carpathian Basin traditional folk costumes


Csángó Man’s costume from Nagypatak

Provincialism: Csángó
Region: Nagypatak
A felt hat is on the head. The long-sleeved shirt made of cotton linen is embroidered with saffron patterns around the neckline and on the cuffs. The waist of the shirt is tied down with woven övedző. Worn over it is a brown cloth vest decorated with satin ribbons. Wool trousers and a pair of peasant shoes complete the costume.
1940s..

Csángó woman’s shirts from Moldva

Provincialism: Csángó
Region: Moldva
The shirts are made of white cotton linen. The sack-sleeves have wide embroidery; their necks are accordion pleated with outer laces, and their front is split with embroidery décor in perpendicular rows.
1930s..

Csángó costume from Forrófalva

Provincialism: Csángó
Region: Forrófalva
The blouse is made of cotton linen. The sleeves are horizontally embroidered; the blouse becomes loose under the elbows and it has crotchet decorations. The katrinca, the wraparound skirt, is made of cloth and decorated with woven stripes. There is a linen chemise under the katrinca. The wide woven belt is wrapped around the chemise; the wraparound skirt is worn over it and held onto the waist with a narrow belt, the so-called bernyéc. A woven kerchief, the so-called servet is stuck into the bernyéc.
1930s..

Csángó Woman’s costume from Bogdánfalva

Provincialism: Csángó
Region: Bogdánfalva
Machine-pattern tulip shawl according to the contemporary fashion is on the head. The buzsoros, large rose-patterned blouse is made of cotton linen; it is richly decorated with embroidery, and the wool wraparound skirt, the katrinca, is tightly wrapped around the body and decorated with woven embroidery. An Övedző is under the skirt and the bernyic is over it, thus holding the skirt tightly around the waist. A woven satchel hangs off from one shoulder. A pair of brown peasant shoes is on the feet.
1960s. .

Csángó Man’s costume from Lészped

Provincialism: Csángó
Region: Lészped
A felt hat is on the head. The long shirt is made of cotton linen; its neck and sleeves are embroidered. The waist is tied down by a woven övedző and a woven kerchief, the so-called servet, is stuck into the belt. Richly embroidered leather vest, horseshoe keptár, wool trousers and a pair of peasant shoes complete the costume.
1940s. .

Csángó Woman’s costume from Lészped

Provincialism: Csángó
Region: Lészped
A woven kerpa shawl decorated with hand-woven décor on both ends and affixed to a chequered kerpa is on the head. The costume was made of linen for summer wear. It is composed of a blouse richly embroidered on the front and on the back and perpendicularly on the sleeves, a silk wraparound skirt, a fóta, tightly wrapped around the body. The skirt is tied down with a benyéc (belt), and there is a woven kerchief, a servet, is stuck into the belt. A pair of peasant shoes is on the feet.
1930s..

Csángó woman’s shirts from Moldva

Provincialism: Csángó
Region: Moldva
These blouses are made of cotton linen; they have perpendicular embroidery on the sleeves, around the neckline and on the waist section. Based on its embroidery décor and arrangement, the outer blouse was apparently subordinated to the other clothing; the lower two ones have kandargó, i.e. twisting décor.
1920s..

Csángó Woman’s festive costume from Pusztina

Provincialism: Csángó
Region: Pusztina
A kerpa shawl placed on a chequered kerpa is worn on the head. The blouse is typically Csángó; the part covering the upper body and sleeves is decorated with dense colored thread / yarn patterns. A ceremonial patkós keptár, richly embroidered vest, is worn over it. The skirt is a wool “rounding” katrinca, i.e. wraparound skirt tightly wrapped around the body. The skirt is tied on with a bernyic (belt). Kelcun wool stockings and a pair of párász braided leather peasant shoes complete the costume.
1920s and 1930s..

Romanian Woman’s festive costume from Malomszeg

Provincialism: Román
Region: Malomszeg
“Little goose green” shawl tied the style of young girls is worn on the head. The blouse is made of homespun linen; its cuffs have black frills and black embroidery. It has a stand-up collar, and its shoulders and sleeves have black embroidery. There is black button décor on the breast section, and the textile of the skirt is the same as the blouse; it has green ribbons at the bottom and its waist is edge-rolled. The skirt’s apron, the katrinca, decorates it in the front and at the back. The apron has colored stripes, a long rectangular shape, and is tied above the skirt with ribbons. Boots are on the feet.
1930s and 1940s..

Csángó man’s costume from Moldva

Provincialism: Csángó
Region: Moldva
A lambskin cap is on the head. The long, single-piece shirt is made of cotton linen, which is embroidered on the neck, breast section and sleeves. A szokmány made of brown ványolt cloth and decorated with wool yarn embroidery, a pair of white wool trousers, foot cloth and a pair of peasant shoes complete the costume. A woven satchel hangs from one shoulder.
Worn from the 1930s up to the present day. .