Romania, Borganic Romanian Mulberry Silk / Andreea Tanasescu, ALBA Romanian Mulberry Silk Dress
Name of the product: ALBA - ROMANIAN MULBERRY SILK DRESS
Type of product: dress + veil
Dress - Handwoven mulberry silk dress, based on the ancient pattern of IA - the Romanian blouse. Handmade finishing details using needle or crochet techniques.
The mulberry silk thread is produced at Borangic Silk Mill, making this dress one of the most sustainable clothing item from Romania. You can wear it all life long, living it as a legacy to a new generation.
Unbeknown to most, the Romanian blouse is truly an universal cultural icon. Worn by celebrities, part of cultural revolutions such as the hippie movement in the 60s, loved by fashion designers from around the world, and an inspiration for famous artists or movie characters, the Romanian Blouses trace their origins back to the ancient civilizations found along the Danube river thousands of years ago. They preserved a part of the language of signs and symbols specific to the mythical thinking of those times.
Veil - Handwoven Romanian Veil. A masterpiece of craftsmanship and traditional design. The mulberry silk thread is produced at Borangic Silk Mill, making this veil the most sustainable clothing item from Romania. You can wear it all life long, living it as a legacy to a new generation.
The marama, the Romanian traditional veil, is worn mainly in southern Romania, southern Moldavia and southern Transylvania. Marama possibly have an oriental origin and are decorated with white patterns woven onto a white background and often grouped toward the ends. In Arges, the patterns can include coloured geometric motifs. Marama is an essential part of the Romanian traditional female costume in these regions. Worn as a head garment, it sometimes gets so long as to touch the ground. The veil represents a true piece of craftsmanship, featuring silk and gold thread embroideries on see-through fabric.
Materials: dress 80% mulberry silk (produced at Borangic Silk Mill), 20% cotton + veil - 100% mulberry silk (produced at Borangic Silk Mill)
Measurements / size: S, M, L
Availability: Made to order
Production time: 2 months
Available to ship 60 days from purchase.