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    1.) Do you like national/folk costumes?
    Yes, I like most national cosumes as they're part of our history and heritage. I'm also interested in other kindred Germanic and European cultures, and their costumes tell many interesting stories. A costume can tell a lot about the fashion of the time, the occupation and traditions, the regional pride, etc.

    2.) How national/folk costume looks like in your country/in your living area?
    Here a video (the video talks about how to take care of the costme and store it):



    The first one if from my city (Hermannstadt), you will see other groupings in the video:



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    In winter:





    Holiday/events dress:



    The national costume of the Transylvanian Saxons describes an ethnos and has been for many centuries, along with our religious tradition a big component of our culture and identity. The costume is sophisticated and somptuos, rich in many decorations, well tailored and richly colored. There are a few very old pieces in the dress, inspired from the medieval and renaissance periods, and also similar to the dress of Flanders and Luxembourg of the time, from where some of the earlier colonists descended (for example the Krauser/Kroner Mantel, the Heftel, the Borten or the Viscri). The costumes were traditionally woven and manually sown. Typical are also embroideries, again manually sown, preferably flowery motives.

    The costumes varied according to age, sex, occasion, occupation, social class etc. Married women would cover their hair, usually wore veils. The reasons were religious - Transylvanian Saxons were and are still proud Lutherans. Even today older women cover their heads in church, for example. Head coverings and ornaments, hats were also common.

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    A picture from 1941:



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    This is from the area where I'm from:





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    3.) Do you own one?
    Yes, I've owned a couple of costumes over my life. My most prised possession is one which has been manually made and sown by my grandmother.

    4.) If have one; in which situations you tend to wear it?
    Festivities and folk gatherings mostly. Sometimes there are specific costume festivities or dances. I also wore it recently at my civil wedding.

    In my view it's a little bit sad that our costumes aren't worn often anymore or at least in church. I still wear dresses and feminine clothing, sometimes the peasant style, embroidered shirts, however wearing a national costume every day would receive frowned looks and whispers. It's true that wearing a national costume was a little bit more tedious than putting on a t-shirt and some jeans, but it was an expression of our regional pride.

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    May I ask what do you think about this one? It is a regional folk costume ... from area where my father comes from (as well as my grandfather).



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    No but as a kid I used to own a costume. Special days for country dancing, old fashioned food and maypole dancing. Loads of kids dressed up in clothes like those worn centuries ago. It was just a white dress, apron and bonnet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finnish Swede View Post
    May I ask what do you think about this one? It is a regional folk costume ... from area where my father comes from (as well as my grandfather).



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    I love this one.

    I have a dress very similar to the one of the middle (the red one), but I don't know if it's regional. It's the costume that I weared at maybe 8, so it's very small and a little tattered


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    I had to wear them when I was younger but now I don't.

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