Ia Sălișteană

This one’s a quirky ie typical to Mărginimea Sibiului. The (extremely) puffy sleeves are gathered around the neckline together with the rest of the fabric folds. It has no umeraș (the ethnographic zone’s equivalent of the altiță) and the ciocănele (“little hammers”, the thick black strips applied onto the blouse)stream right from the collar, all the way down to the lower edge of the sleeve. Alongside the ciocănele we have both geometrical and floral embroideries, in black and brown.

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:Săliște, Mărginimea Sibiului, Transilvania - central Romania
Ethnographic Zone:Mărginimea Sibiului
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