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All 112 Styles of Folk Costumes of Romania


Romanian Folk Costumes: TRANSYLVANIA HATEG
Momârlan Woman, from Jiul de Vest River Valley, Click images to enlarge; See Hateg Map



The highlighted area represents the stonghold of Decebal, the last king of Ancient Dacia, just before Dacia became part of the Roman Empire around 100A.D. Also, in this highlighted region (SW Sibiu, Valea Bistrei, Hateg, Orastie, Padureni, Tara Motilor,) the Romanian Folk Costumes retain some very old features: predilection for black and white; modest amount of embroidery; shipskin vests; caps (part of a woman head-cover,) and fringes (on aprons, coats, veils.) Fringes are considered a primitive feature..


2 Aprons,
Either mostly black
or red & black horizontal stripes.
Sheepskin vest.
Notice the "connecting" elements: back aprons are narrow with horizontal lines, just as in Central (Sibiu) or North (Somes) parts of Transylvania, while the front aprons are wider, but not as wide as those in "Tisa".
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