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One of a kind vintage Romanian Costume - SOLD

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  • Remarkable piece, early twentieth century created in the famous weavers near Arad.
  • Impeccable suit composed of traditional ie and skirt. Excellent condition.
  • ie traditional
  • House cloth woven in war
  • Handmade cotton lace cuff embroidery
  • Hand embroidery: archaic stitching, broken embroidery,
  • Circumference: 120 cm
  • Length; 49 cm
  • Sleeves: 54 cm
  • Skirt
  • House cloth woven in war
  • Handmade cotton lace
  • 100 cm

In the villages in the area, both on Crişul Alb and north and south of Mureş, the peasants have
used in costume ornamentation, full embroidery and cutwor,/openwork embroidery. These were achieved through
certain sewing techniques, which the girls learned at home, since childhood:
- the seam drags or swears
- the seam on verbs
- the beating or the festoon
- stitching
- with savages
- The sieve
- the keys
- The seam stitch

Chronologically, the oldest type of seam in the county, used for full embroidery, was
the carriage seam, on the edges of the folds, 12 developed from the technique of the chosen one.

As a technique, work before the needle, with thread pulled, from one end of the canvas to the other. it
pick up a number of threads passing over others, following the sewn pattern. Crossings
it is performed by lifting a wire diagonally. This type of seam is applied to both tinsel and

When applied to the warp it was called a stitch.
Compared to this archaic stitch, the verb stitch is the simplest stitch
ornamental in the county.

Like the sewing carriage, it is executed both on the tinsel and on the warp. A wrap consists of three threads.

The peasants used this seam especially for contouring
models, which were to be worked through cuts: pennies, stitches, boots
botureşte), codruţii, steluţele, kinship, kinship with fangs

The crease on the neck was fastened in a narrow ribbon, on which the lining was sewn, which was either
made of chip or cloth decorated with plant motifs. The backrest was cut in front and had a
on either side applied the rods called forment. The sleeve, one and a half inches wide, was tight at the elbow
and ends in a wide ruffle, of chip or plain cloth. The ornamentation on the sleeve was
arranged either lengthwise or horizontally and consists of floral motifs (hairy), some chosen,
others sewn with white or colored thread, others with broken embroidery.

About Arad:

Placed at the interference between Bihor and Banat, having at
east Hunedoara county and west neighboring country, Hungary,
our county still preserves a beautiful material culture -
from the types of houses to the pottery of Târnăviţa - and many living traditional customs
(caroling with vans, gag, prayer and nedeia).

Traditional materials, used in the area in the manufacture of clothing, of a part of
accessories and footwear, were woven in war, wool and cow / pig / sheep skin.

Informative source: The folk costume from Arad county / Colta Elena Rodica

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The first Blouse Roumaine prototype is considered to be created starting the 6th century B.C in Cucuteni culture. The ancient piece was called "ie". The name derived from Latin "tunicae linae" which means thin tunic.

The contemporary name of the traditional romanian blouse is actually renamed by Mattise's painting. La Blouse Roumaine is an oil-on-canvas painting by Henri Matisse from 1940. It measures 92 × 73 cm and is held at the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris.

Inspired by the painting of Henri Mattise, Yves Saint Laurent created for autumn-winter 1981 collection, “La blouse roumaine”.

In the past years most of the world’s top fashion designers were inspired by the Romanian embroidery style such as Gaultier, Tom Ford, Emilio Pucci, BCBG Max Azria and many others.

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Size guide

This table is for converting between American, Italian, British, French and Japanese women's sizes.

Simply find your size in the chart to see the corresponding size for the other international size systems.

USA 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
UK / England 6 8 10 12 14 16 18
Italy 38 40 42 44 46 48 50
France 34 36 38 40 42 44 46
Germany 32 34 36 38 40 42 44
Japan 5 7 9 11 13 15 17

Marime XS
Bust (cm) 100 110 120 130 135 140
Talie (cm) 100 110 120 130 135 140
Sold (cm) 100 110 120 130 135 140
Lungime camasa 55 60 68 70 72 75
Lungime maneca 50 55 60 63 65 65

Size XS
Torso (cm) 100 110 120 130 135 140
Waist (cm) 100 110 120 130 135 140
Hips (cm) 100 110 120 130 135 140
Lenght blouse 55 60 68 70 72 75
Sleeve length 50 55 60 63 65 65