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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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What other textiles and accessories were associated with the wedding, either as part of the bride’s costume or her dowry?

responded: Mar 13, 2013

Posted by Bridgitte Agocs

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In the Hungarian folk culture, girls would have made their own dowry along with the help of their relatives. The dowry would have included essentially all the linens and cloths she would need throughout her marriage. This would have included shirts, skirts, petticoats, bedsheets, linens, and more. As such quantity indicated the family's monetary status to others.

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