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Raw silk head kerchief

Early 20th century

National Museum of the Romanian Peasant

National Museum of the Romanian Peasant

Raw silk head kerchief used as a head covering, kerchiefs of oriental origin spread from the boyar class to the peasantry and became widespread in peasant costume. Making a kerchief was painstaking work, the same as producing the raw silk thread, and became an occupation and highly skilled craft in the Danube Plain in particular, but also in the sub-Carpathian Muscel and Gorj regions.

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  • Title: Raw silk head kerchief
  • Date Created: Early 20th century
  • Location Created: Romania, Danube Plain, Muscel, Gorj regions
  • Type: Headdress
  • Rights: National Museum of the Romanian Peasant
  • Medium: Silk

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