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2 Legendary Blouse Cuttings

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2 Legendary Blouse Cuttings


Romanian Blouse
Vintage Romanian beaded blouse

The traditional Romanian folk blouse, called “ie”, represent the main piece of the  costume, with double meaning:

  • the underwear for the lower part of the body;
  • an ornamental top. The extensions (underwear) can be found separated, sewn  or built-in.

1900’s Beads Embroidered Blouse Energy

Based on their cutting, these tops are divided into two main groups:

Fabric Cutting Type I – The Tunic or Poncho Style

Poncho Style
Straight Blouse, Poncho Style

Represented by the straight cutting blouses, manufactured for men, old women and work blouses . Is the straight blouse made from a single piece of fabric “stan”, with a head hole, covering the back and front body parts, woven on a loom. The head hole has an extension cut in the material.


Blouse Cuttings

Straight sleeves are caught at the shoulders and at the armpits with square parts of material of different dimensions “pave”.
Two pieces of material “clini” are added on each side of the fabric, to extend the width of the chest and back.

Original Beaded Tunic Batraneasca

II Traditional Romanian Blouse Type II – Gathered at the Neck


Blouse Cuttings

Original Beads Embroidered Floral Blouse Youth

The sleeves, front and back parts are gathered and pleated at the neck with a string “brezarau”.
The brezarau passes through the material or on a crocheted collar.
Another way of gathering the parts at the neck, is passing with the string through a crocheted collar or lace.
Similar to the first type of blouses, they are caught under arms with “pave”.

Blouse Cuttings


The Romanian women’s folk outfit is composed of the traditional blouse and a wrap round skirt, worn especially in cold places.
One front apron, or even two back and front aprons are worn in cooler places, depending on the climate of the areas.


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