Magic and religious significance
Traditionally, years ago, especially in farmland territories, people had very little education, but they had an ancestral knowledge and the duty to transmit their proficiencies.
The connection between man and nature, between man and sunshine and moon, were expressed in explicit forms transposed on various artefacts: on clothes, on homewares, on the objects and tools used for trades.
The Romanian national costume is sophisticated and original and the diversity of models is astounding, representing the epitome of every social group and every stage of life as is reflected in the ancestral code of symbols. Religious celebrations over the year require a series of signs and symbols on clothing, not only for aesthetic effect, but with energetic and spiritual significance.
The clothes encapsulate knowledge and create a language using colors and symbols. Each design is a vibration generator, so the mastery of workmanship is aimed to defend those who wear them of evil beings, symbols with apotropaic powers, while bringing them luck and health and playing also an aphrodisiac role. The clothes had great significance for the wearer, being considered true spiritual means.
The patterns are inscribed codes conveying important information about the wearer. Every piece as different as beautiful, reflects the specific area where it belongs, social status of the wearear, age, membership in the community and the position occupied within.
Popular motifs sewn on the chest, like the cross, brings protection against bad, the evil eye, expel spells and hatred, while the diamond, or flower, or sun bring harmony, happiness and peace.
Read in the following CODE OF SYMBOLS