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: Aug 9, 2011

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The Monkees in Eastern Influenced Clothes

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Here's a fun example of the widespread popularity of clothes inspired by Eastern Europe, The Middle East and India...modeled by none other than the Monkees!

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