Traditional Romanian costume, from Banat

A Romanian Popular Costume from the plains of the Banat area, my region.

Blouse Date: fourth quarter 19th century Culture: Romanian Medium: cotton, silk…

Blouse Date: fourth quarter century Culture: Romanian Medium: cotton, silk, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 24 in. cm) Credit Line: 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. Henri Matisse's friendship with painter Teodor Pallady sparked his interest in Romanian folk costume. This type of blouse was a recurring theme in Matisse's work.

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

Romania, woman's ensemble, cotton, silk, wool, 19th c

Dress at Jacot Jacot Bitterman Museum of Art Date: century Culture: Romanian Medium: a,b) cotton, silk c) silk, wool Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edith W.

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