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

responded: May 21, 2010

Posted by laurene dietrich

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having read an earlier post that describes the rest of the wedding costume and the towels used to decorate, i wonder if embroidered linen would have been a part of the dowry?

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