Gorgeous Romanian peasant costume , handmade ethnic outfit from Bihor


Gorgeous Romanian peasant costume , handmade ethnic outfit from Bihor 


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

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

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

Fits size S-M 


neck 34 cm / 13.4 inches . It is closed with strings so will fit to a larger neck too 

from neck to shoulder' s seam  : 16 cm / 6.3 inches . On this seam the circumference is 32 cm or 12.6 inches . If this fit on you , the costume is your size because usually this is the smallest size of the Bihor costumes .It will surely fit to S-M sizes because we tried it .

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

blouse length : 48 cm / 18.9 inches

around chest : 138 cm or 54.3  inches

The skirt is length: 73 cm (28 74 inches) + high waist 

waist circumference max 75 cm (29.5 inches). It fits at a smaller waist because the waist  must be overlapped a little bit .

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.


Data sheet

Flax, Linen
Embroidery colour
Embroidery thread

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