Handmade old Croatian costume from Transylvania , SLAVIC traditional costume


Gorgeous antique  Croatian complete costume from Karasova Banat folkloric region of Romania . It contains 2 pieces : long hand embroidered dress and black wool  wrap skirt .For museums or collectors. Extremely scarce.

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Very rare Croatian peasant costume , Slavic handmade folk costume from Romania .

It contains 2 pieces .

Extremely hard to find, gorgeous  Croatian dress , hand embroidered with mainly white - green - blue - brown thread on fine commercial cotton fabric. The embroideries are tinny and delicate and splendid hand done. The dress  is handmade most probably in between 1950 - 1970.

The commercial linen used on Romanian costumes at the beginning of the 20th century was a sign of the social status because it was imported and expensive. The peasants, the ordinary people from Romania worn before WWI and WWII only clothes handmade on handwoven linen.

The dress is originated from Banat folkloric region of Romania and it is worn of the ethnic Croatians living here.

The dress have a low waist and it is pleated at the back. It is a RETRO style dress.

Size L or may be XL but please check the measurements :

shoulder + sleeve measured from the neckline: 70 cm or 27. 55 inches

around chest: 136 cm or 53. 5 inches

around waist: 132 cm or 52 inches

dress length: 126 cm or 49. 6 inches

Condition: excellent condition, I was not able to find a flaw. The embroidery is gorgeous, tinny but the thread is slightly discolored due to the dress age.

The upper part of the dress and the lower part of the dress are most probably from DIFFERENT eras because they are slightly different. The collar around neck is not as old as the dress but this is normal for a dress of this age.

The dress is washed, clean and ready to be used. 

For a dress like this, a woman from the past spent months and months of hand work. She stitched on it her dreams, her emotions, her love, her pride.

2. A traditional skirt handwoven in mainly black wool with green wool thread also. It is a rectangular entire piece which will be fixed around your waist with a needle and the belt.

Size: length: 170 cm or 58 inches

width: 67 cm or 22. 8 inches

Age: 60 - 90 years old or more.

Condition: good condition with traces of the wear. Clean.

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Cotton, linen
Embroidery colour
Embroidery thread
Age Group