Etnotique Photo Exhibit of Romanian Folk Costumes at University Square in Bucharest

Photos of Romanian folk costumes at University Square, Bucharest, Romania
Romanian folk costumes, the cultural project Etnotique

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.

Men dressed in a traditional costume from the Banat region, Romania
Folk costume from the Banat region, Romania,
The Ethnographic Collection Marius Matei
Woman dressed in a traditional costume from the Banat region, Romania
Folk costume from the Banat region, Romania,
The Ethnographic Collection Marius Matei
Two women dressed in traditional costumes from Bran and Fagaras, respectively, in Romania
Folk costumes from Bran and Fagaras (Făgăraș), Romania,
The Ethnographic Collection Gabriel Boriceanu
Man and woman dressed in traditional costumes from Maramures, Romania
Folk costumes from Maramures (Maramureș), Romania,
The Ethnographic Collection Gabriel Boriceanu
Woman dressed in a traditional costume from the historical region of Bucovina
Folk costume from the historical region of Bukovina (Bucovina),
The Ethnographic Collection Horatiu (Horațiu) Silviu Ilea
Woman dressed in a traditional costume from Vrancea, Romania
Folk costume from Vrancea, Romania,
The Ethnographic Collection of Emilian Madosa (Madoșa)
Woman dressed in a traditional costume from Boian Plan (Câmpia Boianului), Romania
Folk costume from Boian Plain, between the Olt and Arges (Argeș) Rivers,
The Museum of Fruit Growing and Viticulture Golesti (Golești)

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).

Man and woman dressed in traditional costumes from the ethnographic region of Arges, Romania
Woman dressed in a traditional costume from Arges, Romania
Woman dressed in a traditional costume from Arges, Romania. The photo shows the back of her blouse, her belt, and her head wrap

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.

Etnotique--photography exhibit of Romanian folk costumes--at Sutu Palace mounted by the team of Alexandra Negrila and Ileana Radulescu
Etnotique photo exhibit at University Square, Bucharest

To a happier, healthier life,

Mira

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