Close-ups of a traditional bridal costume from the Ínönü district of Eskişehir town. Circa 1990. The clothing style goes back to c. 1900, and is part of the cultural inheritance of Muslim emigrants from Macedonia. The costume was still in use in the late 1990s. The base of the dress are a heavily embroidered vest (called ‘sarka’) + very wide hand-embroidered baggy trousers (called ‘pesent’). The silvery belt is antique (c. 1900). (Kavak Folklor Ekibi&Costume Collection-Antwerpen/Belgium).
Romanian folk costume has remained relatively unchanged and continues to be worn for festival occasions. The basic model for women consists of an embroidered blouse and skirt, belt, head scarf, and often a vest or jacket