All 112 Styles of Folk Costumes of Romania

Romanian Folk Costumes:
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  • The spiral or double spiral are the traditional design element in Orastie-Hateg-Hunedoara area. The spiral could be found both on clothes and on household items
  • The parts or the shirt (or pants, sometimes blouses) are connected not by sewing, but by crocheting lace. Lace is attached to both pieces of fabric.
  • The last king of ancient Dacia was Decebal (87A.D.-106A.D.) His stonghold was in Orastie-Hateg-Hunedoara area.

  • 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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