embroidery, monochrome, weighty fabric. sigh.

Blouse

It's got it all--open work, smocking, blackwork, on linen.--OMG Blackwork is so beautiful and HARD!

Ensemble Date: 19th century Culture: Romanian Medium: wool, cotton

Ensemble Date: century Culture: Romanian Medium: wool, cotton by polly

Romanian Ensemble The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Costume Institute Date: 19th century Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1908

Ensemble Bitterman Museum of Art, New York Costume Institute Date: century Culture: Romanian Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1908

dress Peasant museum Bucharest - symbols found on Peasant Art Craft - drawing Romanian traditional fold dress on Pinterest

Romania's Secret Language

There is nothing random about the motifs sewn on the Romanian textiles, every stitch is a code.

OIANU-LOWENDAL - DSC_7539 - by Simona Dragan BS

OIANU-LOWENDAL - DSC_7539 - by Simona Dragan BS

Women's costume from Oltenia

The Eliznik website is dedicated to the study of the traditional peasant culture in Romanian and Bulgaria

Antique Romanian Folk Costume Ethnic Peasant Dress Embroidered Blouse Skirt RARE | eBay

Antique Romanian Folk Costume Ethnic Peasant Dress Embroidered Blouse Skirt RARE | eBay

Blouse | Romanian | fourth quarter 19th century | cotton, silk | Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The disposition of embroidery on this blouse is distinctly Romanian. Dense bands of geometric motifs over the shoulders and vertical bands below alternating with drawnwork bands are quintessentially Romanian

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