Romanian Folk Costumes

Folk women in Timisoara, Romania
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  • 01 of 07

    Male and Female Romanian National Clothing

    The Romania boys in this photo wear long white pants, white shirts, and long black vests. Their hats are black and slightly cylindrical. The girls wear white shirts with red embroidered embellishments, black vests with red trim, and striped red-and-black skirts. Their hair is pulled back under scarves decorated with flowers.
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  • 02 of 07

    Men's and Women's Romanian Folk Dress

    The woman in this photo wears a wrap skirt over an embroidered white petticoat with an embroidered blouse and a scarf on her head. The men wear white pants tucked into their boots with tunics that are cinched with sashes and decorated with embroidery. The man on the right wears the traditional woolen cap that is common in many Romanian folk costumes.
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  • 03 of 07

    Girls National Folk Dress Romania

    Notices the thickly embroidered headbands these girls are wearing as a part of their Romanian traditional costumes. Their blouses are edged with lace, and their heavy vests are adorned with the same tassels as those on these male Romanian costumes.
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    Female Romanian Costume

    The main feature of these women's Romanian folk costumes is the black vests with brightly colored trimmings that stand out against their white blouses.
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    Men's Romanian Folk Dress

    Men's and women's traditional dress has a lot of variation in Romania. These young men wear all-white costumes with embroidered vests and black hats and boots. The young men's pants are close fitting, and their tops are tunic-style shirts with bloused sleeves.
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    Male Romanian Dress

    These young men wear all-white costumes trimmed with red embroidery. Their heavy vests are decorated with tassels, and their shirts are cinched with woven sashes. Their straw hats also sport embroidered decoration.
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    Romanian Dress from Bucovina

    The region of origin of the traditional costume affects its details. These ladies from the Romanian region of Bucovina wear heavy vests and straight wrap skirts with red trim. This photo also illustrates the practical nature of some traditional clothing. Woolen or fur-trimmed vests help keep out the cold, a serious consideration in some parts of Europe.