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Traditional Floral Patterns

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A few days ago, I found myself admiring these traditional Romanian traditional floral patterns. Heavy embroideries can be found on Romanian peasant blouses for important events in the community. They are celebration blouses.

 The plenty of beads is shocking. Manually created, with special care to where each bead is going, and which colors will need to go where, there is no spacing between the beads. Imagine the time and patience it took to create such beauties!

Beaded Floral Patterns

Below, a 1920’s beaded blouse featuring traditional floral patterns.

Beaded Blouse

On the sleeve, each diagonal row of flowers and leafs is bordered by golden sidelong lines.

Traditional Floral Patterns

What is the secret in recognizing an old beaded blouse? It stands in the quality of the beads. The ones that you find these days are made of plastic. When you find a blouse with glass beads, with polished sides, be sure you found an authentic old piece. It’s the type of embroidery which shines in the sun, like a Faberge jewelry. Those beads were used in the past. They didn’t wash out in the sun, or lose their color. Also, even in the past, the golden shining beads were very rare and expensive. That is why you won’t find a lot of them on a blouse.

Traditional Floral Patterns

This beaded blouse has been designed 40 years ago, it is not very old, but still fabulous.

Floral Patterns

It is really heavy, with full beaded sleeves and very little space between the rows.

Beaded Blouse

Woven Floral Patterns

  • Hand-Picked Floral Patterns

 

Woven Floral Patterns

  • The flowers can also be found on traditional towels, woven with four heddles. The floral motifs are hand-picked in the warp.

Woven Floral Patterns

Traditional Towels

Manually Sewn Floral Pattern

  • A wrap round skirt, woven with two heddles and manually embroidered with floral motifs

 

Woven Floral Patterns

  • An old towel, woven on a loom with four heddles and manually embroidered with flowers. The edges are beautifully crocheted.

Traditional Towel

 

Traditional Towel

  • Here’s an interesting detail, an adorable woven chain pattern. The towel is woven with five heddles.

Traditional Towel

Traditional Towels

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