Traditional Romanian costumes

Romanian National Costumes

Peasant woman from Bran, Transylvania, Romania.

Traditional Romanian costumes by Alexandrina Enăchescu Cantemir, 1937.

Portul popular romanesc by Alexandrina Enăchescu Cantemir. Editeur: Prof. Dimitrie Gusti. Published: Scrisul Romanesc, S.A., Craiova 1937. (Rumänische Volkstrachten. Le costume populaire roumain. Romanian Folk Costumes. Portul popular romanesc.)

Above: Head dressing in Făgăraș. Peasant woman from Bran, Transylvania. Peasant woman from Miercurea Ciuc. Romanian woman from Macedonia. Young Romanian man from Macedonia. Peasant from Făgăraș. Old peasant woman costume from Făgăraș.

Above: Peasant woman from Bran, Transylvania. Peasant woman from Poiana Sibiului. Peasant from Săliște Sibiu. Young Peasant from Târnava Sibiu (Proștea Mare), Transylvania. Peasant woman from Târnava Sibiu (Proștea Mare), Transylvania. Peasant from Turda. Young peasant woman from Turda. Peasant woman from Alba. Transylvania. Peasant woman from Hunedoara. Peasant woman from Hateg. Transylvania. Peasant woman from Hateg District. Transylvania. Hairstyle and Headdresses in Hundiedoara, Transylvania. Peasant woman from Hundiedoara, Transylvania.

Above: Peasant from Arad, Transylvania. Peasant woman from Meria-Huniedoara, Transylvania. Young peasant from Huniedoara, Transylvania. Old peasant from Lunca Cernii de Jos – Huniedoara, Transylvania. Peasant woman from Lunca Cernii de Jos, Huniedoara Transylvania. Peasant woman from Lelese – Huniedoara Transylvania. Peasant woman from Huniedoara Transylvania. Peasant from Beiuș, Transylvania. Peasant from Bihor, Transylvania. Peasant woman from Beiuș, Transylvania. Peasant woman from Cluj, Transylvania. Peasant woman from Bihor, Transylvania. Peasant woman from Bistrița-Năsăud, Transylvania. Peasant woman from Mureș, Transylvania. Peasant woman from Suceava District, Bucovina. Peasant woman from Maramureș. Peasant from Maramureș.

About the Romanian folk costumes

Overall, the collection consists of over 120 color illustrations. They are nearly covered the entire Romanian ethnicities.
Romanian folk costumes are visually very impressive and some of the finest European folk costumes. Famous for its exceptional art of embroidery, in which patterns are East and West intermingle. The seams of the clothing also represents a kind of alphabet and can in her significance of the older residents of the villages still be read (Museum of the Romanian Peasant).

Romania consists of different ethnicities. In the Middle Ages, many German settlers were added, bringing with them their own costumes that no longer exist in their original home so as Swabia and Saxony. They settled mainly in Transylvania and Banat, Transylvania and founded cities such as Brasov, Sighisoara, Medias, Sibiu, Mühlbach, Bistrita and Cluj. A total of 270 villages. Today Transylvania is the geographical center of Romania.


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