Hutzul woman’s costume

Early 20th century

National Museum of the Romanian Peasant

National Museum of the Romanian Peasant
Bucharest, Romania

In the villages of Suczawa, where Hutzul motifs and chromatics were highly prized and their influence was unmistakable. Traditional women’s costume in Ukrainian and Hutzul villages begins with the blouse (ie), which has a skirt (soročika), embroidered with flax thread, and is every woman’s pride. The predominant colours are red and orange-yellow, while in Romanian versions the chromatic is primarily black and white. Unlike most of the ornaments on Romanian blouses (ii) from Bukowina, whose strokes look as if they are painted, the decoration on Hutzul blouses looks chiselled.

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  • Title: Hutzul woman’s costume
  • Date Created: Early 20th century
  • Location Created: Romania, Suczawa
  • Type: Blouse, skirt
  • Rights: National Museum of the Romanian Peasant