Rodica Ispas

Wallet
© Eléna Gavan
Material/ Technique: warped and battened cotton; weaved in 2 shedding harnesses, picked between the threads, picked with the reed; finished by hand in “X” point; stitched using the sewing machine; zipper
Size: 17 cm x 9 cm

Ethnical group: Romanian
Region: Avrig town, Sibiu county, Transylvania
Period of time: Beginning of the 21th century
Utility: Small case for carrying money, credit cards or other small objects
Description: Wallet, rectangle shaped, made up from a folded weaving, having black hem handmade in “X” point. Geometrical adornments, simmetrically arranged on the front part of the wallet: stripes, lines “raised” using the reed, in the middle a stripe decorated with 5 flowers of different colour: black, yellow, blue, white and green. In the upper part the zipper is applied using the sewing machine. Chromatics: red; adornments: black, white, yellow, blue, green, red.
Economic sector: Worked in a homestead workshop;
On the nowadays market this type of object can be found, the price varying between 8-10 lei (according the difficulty of getting the fabric, meticulosity and richness of motifs and its size). There is interest for buying this kind of object among the wide public.
Source: Belongs to a private owner: Elena Găvan, Sibiu