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Saxon woman’s costume

End of 19th century

National Museum of the Romanian Peasant

National Museum of the Romanian Peasant

In the Saxon community, older women traditionally wore a Haube: a black velvet hood minutely embroidered with coloured floral motifs and adorned with beads, which was tied beneath the chin. In German there is an expression: unter die Haube bringen/kommen, which means to marry, since after marrying, the woman changed her headdress from the Borten or lace cap to the Haube or embroidered hood.

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  • Title: Saxon woman’s costume
  • Date Created: End of 19th century
  • Location Created: Romania
  • Type: Black hood, cap
  • Rights: National Museum of the Romanian Peasant
  • Medium: Velvet, lace

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