Coat | Romanian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Romanian Folk Costumes -
Romanian Folk Costumes The structure of Romanian traditional clothing has remained unchanged throughout history and can be traced back to the earliest times. The basic garment for both men and women in Romania is a shirt or chemise, which is made from hemp, linen or woolen fabric. This was tied round the waist using a […]
Maramures Costumes | Disappearing Cultures. Folk Costumes of Maramures. Romania © Nora De Angelli/ www.noraphotos.com
‘A biblical landscape’, ‘a land that time forgot’ and ‘a step back in time to a medieval rural life’, Maramures is a magical place with ancient traditions and superstitions spanning the centuries. According to the journalist Lori Montgomery of the Detroit Free Press, Maramures is ‘one of the last places on the continent where peasants still cut hay with scythes, wash clothes on rocks in rushing rivers, travel rutted roads in horse carts and wear pointy, homemade leather shoes (opinci).’…