Lucia Todoran

Bag
© Elena Gavan
Material/ Technique: warped and battened cotton; industrial silk, metallic thread, strass “butterflies”, weaved in 4 shedding harnesses, picked between the threads, embroidered by hand, crocheted
Size: 28,5 cm x 27,5 cm

Ethnical group: Romanian
Region: Salva village, Bistriţa-Năsăud county, Transylvania
Period of time: Beginning of the 21th century
Utility: Small container for carrying personal things

Description: Bag, rectangle shaped, made up from a folded and sewn weaving, homespun skirt at its origins. On the margins
the bag, including its cover has crocheted lace flowers of 4 cm long. The original decorations of the homespun skirt are preserved: geometrical patterns: „vărgi”-straight lines, dotted lines, X crosses, rhombus on the entire surface; 2 stripes with floral and vegetal motifs embroidered by hand. A black string attached from industrial type of cord. Chromatics: light brown, dark brown, green, light blue, mauve, golden, silvery.

Economic sector: Worked in a homestead workshop; On the nowadays market this type of object can be found, the price varying between 50-60 lei (according the difficulty of getting the fabric, meticulosity and richness of motifs). There is interest for buying this kind of object among the wide public. There are about 200 craftsmen in Romania who manufactures textiles as bags, towels, pieces of traditional costume etc.

Source: Belongs to a private owner: Elena Găvan, Sibiu