Carpathian Basin traditional folk costumes


Romanian woman’s costume from Marótlaka

Provincialism: Román
Region: Marótlaka
A yellow patterned shawl tied ceremonially is on the head. The blouse sleeves are frilled and have black embroidery. The neck and front are similarly embroidered and decorated with black buttons. The vest is embroidered; it has patent leather and two rows of glass buttons. The skirt is frill linen, and its bottom gusset has berry décor. The apron is made of accordion-pleated satin cloth; it has sewn-down décor on the stomach section, and knitted décor on the front. Boots with a hard shaft are on the feet.
Around the 1910s. .

Romanian Man’s costume from Bánát

Provincialism: Román
Region: Bánát
The shirt is made of cotton linen. It has embroidery and buttons on the shoulders and on the cuffs, and it has pleated shoulders. An embroidered leather vest decorated all over with colored wool pompons is worn over it. Wool trousers decorated with colored embroidery imitating braiding, as well as a pair of boots, complete the costume.
1930s. .

Romanian costume from Marótlaka

Provincialism: Román
Region: Marótlaka
The costume is composed of a cotton linen blouse, a skirt and an apron. The accordion-pleated cuffs, the sleeves perpendicularly, the neck line and the breast section are embroidered with black yarn. The bottom of the apron is horizontally embroidered with a pattern that matches the blouse.
1920s. .

Romanian bride’s costume from Malomszeg

Provincialism: Román
Region: Malomszeg
The bride’s two-piece costume is made of white cotton. Both pieces are decorated with flitter. The blouse has a stand-up collar and is decorated perpendicularly with rows of flitter on the breast section, and there is flitter décor on the sleeves and cuffs. The skirt is tied down at the waist and its bottom is flittered. There is a katrinca edged with crochet work and decorated with horizontal embroidery on a black wool background.
1910s. .

Romanian man’s costume from Máramarossziget

Provincialism: Román
Region: Máramarossziget
A straw hat with dense pearl embroidery is worn on the head. The long, single-piece shirt is made of cotton linen, which is richly embroidered around the neck and the breast section. The shirt is tied down with a pearl embroidered sash around the waist. White wool trousers complete the costume.
1930s and 1940s..

Romanian lad’s costume from Máramarossziget

Provincialism: Román
Region: Máramarossziget
Wool embroidery and pearl decoration are sewn on the entire surface of the little brimless straw hat. There is a little colored wool pompon on the side and a tuft of chamois hair is attached next to it. The long shirt is made of white linen; its collar is yellow and brown pearled, and a wide belt is tied onto its waist section. The vest down to the middle section of the thighs is made of patent leather and has tiny mirror pads. The breeches are made of black wool. The boot legs are straight and have buttons and braids.
1920s. .

Csángó man’s costume from Gyimes

Provincialism: Csángó
Region: Gyimes
A black felt hat is on the head. The long shirt is made of cotton linen. Colored pearl embroidery surrounds the neck, and there is yellow cotton crotchet work on the shoulders, sleeves and the bottom section. The shirt is tied down with a wide leather belt around the waist. A leather vest with wool embroidery is worn over the shirt. Tight linen trousers, foot cloth and a pair of peasant shoes complete the costume.
Worn from the 1970s up to the present day..

Hucul girl’s costume from Máramarossziget

Provincialism: Román
Region: Máramarossziget
A narrow, pearled headdress is on the girl’s head. The costume is made of cotton linen fit at the waist. The upper part is embroidered with red wool yarn and decorative embroidery in wide stripes; the cuffs are crocheted and frilled. The section under the waist line is perpendicularly decorated with a black striped pattern. A colorful upper skirt with a crocheted edge, triangle patterns, silver braids and ribbons on both sides is worn over the skirt.
1920s and 1930s. .

Romanian lad’s festive costume from Avasság

Provincialism: Román
Region: Avasság
A little straw hat is on the head; its brim fits the head tightly. The shirt has a stand-up collar, which becomes loose as it goes downward; the embroidery on the neck and lower section is red-gray, yellow, and green, imitating woven patterns. A wide woven and colorful sash is around the waist, and there is a colored, striped, woven jacket worn over the homemade shirt. A little wool satchel to keep bread in for the consecration ceremony hangs from one shoulder. The textile and the patterns of the loose trousers match those of the shirt. Foot cloth and a pair of peasant shoes add to the costume.
1920s and 1930s. .

Saxon costume from Nagycsűr

Provincialism: Szász
Region: Nagycsűr
The white blouse is made of cotton linen and has sewn-down décor around its neck and sleeves. The wool vest can be closed by buttons placed on the shoulders and it has colored embroidery and initials on it. The accordion-pleated red skirt is made of silk. The apron is made of fine white linen; the bottom section is trimmed with cotton bone-lace, and above it yellow embroidery covers its entire width. The name of the owner and the date can also be seen on it.
1911..