Folkwear of the Hungarians of Transylvania

Collection by Susan E • Last updated 3 days ago


Traditional costumes of the ethnic hungarians in Transylvania, Also the ethnic Germans, called Saxons.

Susan E
crown (?); head-ornament (?); bead; costume | British Museum Folk Costume, Costumes, Folk Clothing, Bead Sewing, Embroidered Clothes, Plastic Beads, Cotton Velvet, British Museum, Traditional Dresses

crown (?); head-ornament (?); bead; costume | British Museum

Crown or head ornament, from a woman's costume, a stiffened band covered entirely on the exterior with rows, applied clusters and projecting bosses of imitation plastic pearls and glass beads and bugles, the interior lined with red cotton velvet and embroidered with floral motifs in glass beadwork, incorporating the initials SZ and K. The plastic and glass beads interspersed with red and green plastic sequins; the background and the bosses with dense rows of imitation pearls within a network…