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: Mar 30, 2011

Posted by eleanor franklin

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in those years, people really appreciated fine craftsmanshsip and liked unique and individual items, not mass produced factory turn outs. People liked to have something one of a kind to wear.

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