National Geographic : 1934 Apr
ROMANIA, LAND OF COLOR AND CONTRAST PEASANT EMBROIDERY DISPLAYS A WEALTH OF INTRICATE DESIGNS Patterns are often geometrical, but frequently represent flowers or fruit and more rarely animals or human figures. A farm woman worked all one winter to make the skirt and jacket which the salesgirl is exhibiting in the Bucharest marketplace. p iNational uieograpnic society riaturai o1lor rnocograpns Dy vv ullnen iu lei MATERIAL FOR THESE DRESSES CAME FROM SILKWORMS IN THE WEARERS' OWN HOMES The silken veil worn by the second girl from the left indicates that she is married. Unmarried girls wear bright bandanas, like those of her companions. A favorite pastime of young peasant girls is to gather at their friends' homes to chat and stitch the embroidery which adorns their finery.