Gorgeous traditional costume , handmade ethnic outfit from Transylvania , BIHOR


Gorgeous traditional costume , handmade ethnic outfit from Transylvania , BIHOR 


Very old traditional Romanian costume handmade in Transylvania, Bihor. Most likely dated in 1930-1960.

It is hand-embroidered  on hand woven fabric. The fabric is thick, similar to denim.

Splendid hand embroideries with white cotton on shoulders , cuffs , sleeves , chest and lower part of skirt .

Fits M or M-L .


neck 34 cm / 13.38 inches . It is closed with strings so will fit to a larger neck too 

from neck to shoulder' s seam  : 15 cm / 5.9 inches . On this seam the circumference is 34 cm or 13.4 inches . This is the smallest size of the Bihor costumes .This blouse fit on M-L size because we tried to be sure about this .

sleeve length from neck : 68 cm / 26.77 inches + frill

shoulders : 52 cm or 20.47 inches 

blouse length : 42 cm / 16.5 inches

around chest : 140 cm or 55  inches

The skirt is length: 68 cm (26.77 inches) + high waist

waist circumference max 90 cm (35.43 inches). It fits at a smaller waist because the waist  must be overlapped  .

The mannequin is 61-63 cm (24 inches - 25 inches) and this skirt slightly loose fits . The slit should be zipped or buttoned. Normally, when worn as a traditional costume, the slit is placed in front and then covered with aprons.

the circumference of the skirt at the hem is about 280 cm or 110 inches

Good to very good condition with no noticeable flaw . Clean and professionally reconditioned. You can see that it is a very old costume 

It is wearable but I also recommend it to collectors or museums as a typical Bihor costume. It is a splendid example of BIHOR costume .

costum BIHOR 2

Data sheet

Flax, Linen
Embroidery colour
Embroidery thread

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