October 6, 2010

The Art of Transylvania: Saxon Dress


These are images of Transylvania Saxons Dress.

As you can see most of the work is done by hand, and the material is usually cotton, and velvet, which was expensive so the men and women would only have one good dress and then an "everyday" dresses and pants and whatever other clothes they would need.

The good dresses, if your taxes were not paid, were the clothes which were most often taken away.  This was because they were of value.  Often after the taxes were repaid the clothes would be returned.

Still the dresses and pants and shirts are in and of themselves a work of art, and this is the legacy of the Saxons.  They worked hard and produced a lot of wonderful art pieces which they wore and would place in their homes.

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