A few days ago I was walking in downtown Bucharest, enjoying the honeyed scent of linden blossoms, along with various displays of flowers in parks, when I came across a photography exhibit mounted on the fence of the Museum of the Bucharest Municipality at Sutu (Șutu) Palace in University Square. Here are some of the photographs, showing Romanian folk costumes from different parts of Romania.
The costumes in the next three photos are all from the Arges (Argeș) ethnographic region is southern Romania, and part of the collection of The Museum of Fruit Growing and Viticulture Golesti (Golești).
This was all part of the cultural project Etnotique, founded by Alexandra Negrila (Negrilă) and Ileana Radulescu (Rădulescu). The costumes are all from the 19th and 20th centuries, documenting traditional designs which, as Negrila and Radulescu note in their information notice, are now being deployed by fashion designers for their own purposes.
Alexandra Negrila researched and documented the costumes, and Ileana Radulescu took the photographs. Their project includes over 250 costumes and took several years to complete. Here’s more.
To a happier, healthier life,
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