Fotă de Muscel

We’re thrilled with this find – notice the shepherd’s hooks (cârligul ciobanului, the S) embroidered along the margins? The colour palette is very special: light blue, with brick red, green and silver.

The salvaged items were created sometime ranging from fifty years to a century ago. Exact timing is difficult to establish, and it is beyond the scope of our endeavour. However, it is fair to assume that some of the old techniques ceased to be employed several decades ago, for various reasons: vanishing of the skills, introduction of industrially available fabrics such as cotton, etc.

Origin:Muscel, Muntenia
Fabric:handwoven woolen fabric; silver thread
Ethnographic Zone:Muscel and Argeș
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