Embroidered Festive Apron | Kalotaszeg, Romania


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Origin: Romania | Kalotaszeg (Țara Călatei) region
Era: WWII era (circa 1930-1950) and Mid- to late-20th century (post 1950)
Condition: very good; some pleats are flattened out, otherwise excellent; suitable for both wear and display
Measurements (with garments laying flat):
   Across top: 16″
   Length: 34″
Additional Notes: The folk costumes of the Hungarian minority of Kalotaszeg, Romania are some of the most famous in all of Europe and continue to be worn in the region today. This apron is a transitional example that features old machine embroidered ribbon with more recent hand embroidery on the middle panels. The red ribbons around the edges and the yellow ribbon waist ties likely date to the pre-WWII era and was re-used from an old apron when the newer apron was made – likely in the last quarter of the 20th century. Even later contemporary aprons are now made without ribbon around the edges, only the central panels of embroidery indicating that this one was likely made for local use in the villages.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs

Suitable for wear


WWII Era (circa 1930-1950), Mid 20th Centuty (post-1950)


Women's clothing