Romanian folk costume, late 19th century. '. 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

Romanian traditional costume

Christine Brown on Romanian Textiles, Part 1: The Lecture

romanian traditional costume

Traditional Style of clothing for Romanian children. She is so precious and she probably does not even know she is preserving her cultural identity by wearing such intricate clothing.

Resources for Romanian traditional blouses

PES for Traditional Romanian Cross-stitch Designs for Machine Embroidery