Fourth quarter 19th century, cotton, wool, silk, metal, Romanian folk costume has remained relatively unchanged and continues to be worn for festival occasions. The basic model for women consists of an embroidered blouse and skirt, belt, head scarf, and often a vest or jacket. As in many cultures, embroidery is placed at "vulnerable" areas of the body: the neck, cuffs, and hem, but also at the shoulders and sleeves as a symbol of strength.

Romanian folk costume has remained relatively unchanged and continues to be worn for festival occasions. The basic model for women consists of an embroidered blouse and skirt, belt, head scarf, and often a vest or jacket

Romania, 1939 (Costica Acsinte) 30s 40s war era vintage fashions style women ladies ethnic embroidered floral puff sleeve blouse found photo girl window

lauramcphee: Romania, 1939 (Costica Acsinte) A Romanian WWI photographer’s 5000 unseen glass plate portraits — beautifully surreal and rapidly deteriorating — are being digitized 30 years after his death. — Read more on LightBox (via timelightbox)

Queen Marie of #Romania was one of the most visionary ambassadors of the #RomanianBlouse and its symbolistic and cultural values #LaBlouseRoumaine

Königin Marie von Rumänien, Queen of Romania in older age


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