Woman's Richly Embroidered Blouse Romania Red Blue Ethnic Costume Openwork Art

Woman's Richly Embroidered Blouse Romania Red Blue Ethnic Costume Openwork Art
Woman's Richly Embroidered Blouse Romania Red Blue Ethnic Costume Openwork Art
Woman's Richly Embroidered Blouse Romania Red Blue Ethnic Costume Openwork Art
Woman's Richly Embroidered Blouse Romania Red Blue Ethnic Costume Openwork Art
Woman's Richly Embroidered Blouse Romania Red Blue Ethnic Costume Openwork Art
Woman's Richly Embroidered Blouse Romania Red Blue Ethnic Costume Openwork Art
Woman's Richly Embroidered Blouse Romania Red Blue Ethnic Costume Openwork Art
Woman's Richly Embroidered Blouse Romania Red Blue Ethnic Costume Openwork Art
Woman's Richly Embroidered Blouse Romania Red Blue Ethnic Costume Openwork Art
Woman's Richly Embroidered Blouse Romania Red Blue Ethnic Costume Openwork Art
Woman's Richly Embroidered Blouse Romania Red Blue Ethnic Costume Openwork Art
Woman's Richly Embroidered Blouse Romania Red Blue Ethnic Costume Openwork Art

Woman's Richly Embroidered Blouse Romania Red Blue Ethnic Costume Openwork Art
Woman's Embroidered Folk Costume Blouse from Romania. This magnificently embroidered blouse is part of the traditional folk costume of the Bihor region of Romania. Made of heavy cotton (near canvas quality), and richly embroidered in red/blue cotton in pulled-thread work and solid motifs. Carefully pleated at neck, shoulders, wrists, and chest placket. The blouse fastens at the neck with one button, and the cuffs fasten with two buttons each.

Crochet edging finishes the neck and collar. Note that the bottom hem is unfinished - it's simply whipped to keep the cloth from unraveling. In very good condition, with no rips or tears. The only issue is that there is some blue color run on the blouse, but fortunately it needs close examination to detect, see all the photos.

There's a clear blue spot on the front near the neck, but it falls inside the natural folds of the blouse and so is not easily visible. I found two other small blue stains in the shape of cross-stitches, one under the left arm and one near the bottom side left hem. The inside (reverse) side of the cloth on the back has some clear blue stains, but fortunately they come through as only extremely faint small spots on the surface of the cloth, really unnoticeable (check the photos).

I think the blouse could easily be worn as is, and the color runs will not detract in any way. Width at chest: 24 across at chest, with some more give due to pleating. Width at bottom: 31 across.

Body length: 20 from top of collar to bottom hem. Sleeve length: 25 from shoulder seam to end of cuff. A splendidly embroidered blouse made of thick strong cotton that will last!

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Woman's Richly Embroidered Blouse Romania Red Blue Ethnic Costume Openwork Art