Blouse

White blouses and skirts with red embroidery comprise a woman’s traditional wedding costume in Romania. The colour red symbolizes life and fertility. In Romanian folk songs, women sing about blooming red flowers embroidered on their wedding costumes expressing their hopes for a long and happy marriage.


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Why do you think embroidered eastern European blouses were so popular in North America during the 1960s and ’70s?

responded: May 30, 2010

Posted by michelle

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Because they represented what was perceived as representing a more simple time.

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