Foreground: The plant-like motifs (flowers, thistle, three-leaf clover) show that this ie comes from an agricultural village. Background: Thread-of-gold embroidered ie, worn on celebrations and special occasions.
Gipsy Girl, by Theodor Aman (Romanian date National Gallery Bucharest. "Bohemian" refers to people from a region called Bohemia in Czechoslovakia, but the term has come to be associate with wagabonds, especially gypsies. The Gypsies.
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