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Romanian folk costumes

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book title: Album: Romania: Costume Populare din Batrani
Romania: Old Romanian Folk Costumes
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  • Titlu: Romania: Costume Populare din Batrani
  • Sub-Title: Old Romanian Folk Costumes
  • Text in English and in Romanian
  • Author: Jurca Floare
  • Pages: 32 +140 full page, color printout.
  • ISBN 1-878949-39-X
  • New Book
  • Size of printout/plate :8"x10" Spiral bound book..

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  • In Romania there is a large varity of folk or ethnic dresses. From region to region, the costume details are so different that one can identify the area of Romania in which a person lives just by their clothes style. Depending on who is counting and how the counting is done, one can list up to 120 diferent folkloric or ethnographic zones, but a few are very similar. There are over 140 plates, presnting about 280 figures. Duplicate pictures refer to old-new and summer-winter outfits. The book presents costumes from 97 ethnographic zones and mentions which zones are similar, so you will have an idea about the Romanian Folk Costumes of all 120 ethnographic zones.

    For a broad classification of Romanian Folk costumes one could consider 7 (SEVEn) main ethnographic regions. On this web page we include one plate from each ethnographic region:

       
  • Transylvania or Ardeal
  • West Plains (Arad-Bihor-Oas),
  • Banat;
  • Oltenia-Muntenia
  • Baragan-Dobrogea
  • Moldova,
  • Romanians Outside Romanian borders. in Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary, Ukraine
  • Also Also folk costumes of other ethnic groups who live in Romania:
    Germans (Saxons, Landlers, Swabians,) Magyars (Hungarians,) Slavs (Bulgarians, Croatians, Hutzuli Ukrainians, Russians Lipoveni, Slovaks, Serbians) Gypsies, Turks, Ttatars
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    Here is what you get: High quality computer pritnout of illustrations (not photographs) of Romanian Folk Costumes. Man and women, young and old, Sunday best (most) and work clothes. Introduction, description.Tables. Maps. This is a good guide regarding the Romanian ethnic / national costumes. All ethnographically correct. List of costumes. Romanian folk Costume of

  • Abrud / Bucium
  • Ampoi (Valea ~) Zlatna
  • Alba
  • Alesd (Bihor)
  • Arad (Sud) oprege
  • Arad (Orasenesc)
  • Arad (Nord ) zadii
  • Arges
  • Aries (Valea~)Salciua
  • Almaj--Carbunari
  • Almaj--Valea Nerei
  • Aromani or macedo-romani
  • BabadagDobrogea
  • Bacau
  • Basarabia
  • Barlad
  • Barsa (mocanii de Sacele)
  • Beius
  • Botosani
  • Braila
  • Brad in Tara Zarandului or motii de Cris
  • Bran
  • Bucium as Abrud
  • Bucovina( Suceava,Dorna, Campulung, Humor,Radauti)
  • Buzau
  • Buzias
  • Caras (Oravita)
  • CampulungMoldovenesc
  • Chioar
  • Ciuc; including Izvorul Muresului & Tulghes
  • Clisura Dunarii
  • Cluj, Campia Clujului
  • Cluj, Dealurile Clulului
  • Codru
  • Covurlui or Galati
  • Dambovita
  • Deta-Ciacova
  • Dol;
  • Dorna- Vatra Dornei
  • Fagaras or TaraOltului
  • Faget
  • Falticeni & Suceava
  • Gorj
  • Gura Humorului, Bukovina
  • Gurghiu / Hodac
  • Hateg
  • Halmagiu in Tara Zarandului or motii de Cris
  • Horezu
  • Huedin
  • Hunedoara
  • Iasi
  • Ialomita-Baragan
  • Ilfov-Bucuresti
  • Ineu
  • Istro-romani
  • Lapus
  • Lipova
  • Lugo;
  • Macedo-romani or Aromani
  • Maramures
  • Megleno-romani
  • Tulcea or Macin or North Dobrogea
  • MeglenoRomani
  • Mehedinti
  • Meziad-Bihor
  • Muresul Superior, including mocanii de Sieu, Mociu,
  • Muscel (and Rucar)
  • Nasaud
  • Neamt and Valea Bistritei
  • Oas
  • Olt-Oltenia
  • Orastie
  • Ostrov
  • Padureni
  • Petrosani
  • Momarlani of Valea Jiului Superior;
  • Prahova
  • Barlad or Prut
  • Radauti
  • RamnicMuntenia
  • Roman
  • Romanati-Slatina
  • Salaj
  • Sannicolau
  • Severin
  • Sibiu
  • Somes
  • Suceava & Falticeni
  • Tarnave
    --Tarnava Mica=Blaj
    --TarnavaMare=Sighisoara --Rupea
  • Teleorman
  • Timis
  • Tulghes (zona Ciuc)
  • Turda or mocani (Lupsa-Ocolis)
  • Tara Motilor (Vidra)
  • Tara Lovistei
  • Timoc (Bulgaria)
  • Timoc (Serbia)
  • Valcea
  • Valea Barcaului
  • Valea Bistrei
  • Valea Hartibaciului
  • Vatra Dornei or Dorna
  • Vlasca or Giurghiu
  • Vrancea (was Putna)
  • Included folk costumes of Romanians from Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia (Istro-romanians), Greece, Macedonia, Serbia.


    Also folk costumes of other ethnic groups who live in Romania:
    Germans (Saxons, Landlers, Swabians,) Magyars (Hungarians,)
    Slavs (Bulgarians, Croatians, Hutzuli Ukrainians, Russians Lipoveni, Slovaks, Serbians)
    Gypsies, Turks, Ttatars.



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    Oltenia /Muntenia (no click) Women wear blouse & skirt or dress; Two overlapping aprons.
    Dobrogea / Baragan (no click) women wear blouse, skirt. Two aprons, different in size and design
    Moldova (no click) Women wear blouse, skirt, one wraparound apron (fota)
    Romanians in Balkans CLICK. Women wear dress, 1 apron, very ornate metallic buckles, colorful socks


    Hungarians who live in Romania

    Germans who live in Romania



     


    More DESCRIPTION; 1. This collection of 132 plates presents 97 styles of folk costumes of Romanians who live in Romania and the folk costumes of Romanians who live outside present day Romanian borders. In Romania there is a large variety of folk costumes. Depending on who is counting and how the counting is done, one can list up to 120 ethnographic zones. This collection presents 97 ethnographic zones, which is sufficient to give a complete picture of the Romanian Folk Costumes. The balance to 120 zones are very similar to their neighboring zones, for example only an expert can tell the difference between .Botosani, Siret, and Jijia.

    2. There are costumes of men and women; young and old; Sunday best and work clothes; summer and winter clothes; mostly peasants, a few city dwellers; hundred years old costumes and in a few instances contemporary costumes.

    3. The book has an introduction, both in English and in Romanian.
    The book is divided in 7 parts, each part representing a distinct ethnographic region. Within each region, the book presents the corresponding ethnographic zones. There are four tables and one map, but only in Romanian.(a name is a name either in Romania or English) The tables present the folkloric zones geographically inside Romania; outside Romania; and the ethnographic zones listed alphabetically,

    4. Most plate show a man and a woman; (for Romanian costumes 1 plate shows only 1 man and 8 plates show only 1 woman) the captions says "Costume Populare Romanesti." (which means Romanian Folk Costumes); a number from 1 to 97 (a few are 58a 58b); followed by "REGIUNE"(region) and the name of the region is stated; than the word "ZONA" (ethnographic zone) followed by the name of the zone. Germans, Hungarians, Russians plates contain each up to 8 figures. In the books there are about 290 figures totalally.

    5. The images are in great detail, vibrant colors, high quality compuyer printout, and, of course, ethnographically correct. Most images have artistic value; images are well organized and are presented very systematic