Myth, culture, tradition or … ie?

Not long ago, the models of Romania appeared on the great fashion scenes from all over the world, in the world of reflectors, in everyone’s attention. A clothing object that once meant everyday clothing from the villages today is something unique, with a message that is wanted to be transmitted from generation to generation.

Take, the beautiful women’s shirt made of linen, cotton or borangic, is more and more present on the streets of big cities, in multinational offices, or in schools. Is it possible in the depths of the soul to long for freedom from the village? Should we lean on the simplicity of rural life, or is it something that suits everyone’s taste?

The answer comes from a professor, Varvara Buzila University Professor at Babeş-Bolyai University, who says, “We are working to identify ourselves with the standard of beauty, goodness and popular happiness.” However, if the teacher’s answer is not enough , it is necessary to penetrate into the mysteries.

It must be understood, from the beginning, that every part of it has a special significance and a message to be transmitted. The basic elements in the composition are: the shoulder (the seam that joins the sleeve of the front and back of the neck), the scarf, the other (wide band, richly decorated with a sleeve which is the defining element of the model and does not repeat itself in any other part of that ), rivers (straight or oblique strips and sleeves) and bits or keys (stitches for joining pieces of material). In addition to these and other elements it is necessary to take into account:

  • The reasons on the way show how the houses were arranged in the village from which that girl came. Others showed what family the girl was from. It was believed, from the elders, that women chose their own insignia in order to find their family with the other father, that of death;
  • Of course, this time the colors are of particular importance because they are specific to the geographical area in which they were made, but also adapted to the age of the woman to be worn, as well as to her social status. The young girls in the village, unmarried, preferred the colors of the colored vessel (combinations of red, yellow, pink or other shades), while the sober colors (black, brown, dark green, gold) were the favorites of mature women with a certain status social. These colors were considered appropriate to the age of the owner, honoring a decently wearing life;
  • The seam, another special feature, varies depending on the region. The stitches were made on canvas of which the oldest of flax or hemp woven in the house and throughout Romania: from cake to cake in Oltenia, from cake to Muntenia, Dobrogea, Moldavia and thick cloth in Maramures, Oasului Country, The Land of Lapus. It has to be said that the girls did not show her until she was ready to fear the other girls in the village because the latter could steal the idea.

Any woman in the world who wears a IE can turn into a fairy. Every Romanian is born fairy because the story of the world was sewn on the shirt. Any Romanian, if wearing a IE, can tell the story of his country. Any Romanian, if he loves his country, can tell the story the IE’s story.

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