Shepperd hood
© ASTRA National Museum Complex Sibiu
Material/ Technique: warped and battened wool; weaved in 4 shedding harnesses, picked between the threads of the warp, sewn, embroidered, crocheted, twisted tassels from warp threads, thickened in whirlpool
Size: 164 x 84 cm

Ethnical group: Romanian
Region: Jina village, Mărginimea Sibiului area, Sibiu county, Transylvania
Period of time: The 1th half of the 20th century
Utility: Piece of traditional clothes worn by the shepherds

Description: Shepherd hood made up of a piece of weaving, folded on the middle and sewn on its lenght, resulting this way a hood in the upper part. Geometrical adornments on the margins: lines. On the lower side there are 3 stripes that enclose 2 rows of symbolical motifs: hand embroidered crosses. Twisted tassels from the threads of the warp. Chromatics: white, red, light violet.

Economic sector: Worked in homestead;
On the nowadays market this type of object can be found rather difficult, at prices between 500-700 lei (according the quality of the fabric, its conservation status or the meticulosity and richness of motifs). There are buyers among the specialists, museums or private collectors. In our country, at this moment this type of carpet is no longer manufactured.

Source: Traditional Clothes. Textile Collection (Inventory No. 2788 P/ 491 A), ASTRA Museum of Transylvanian Civilization. ASTRA National Museum Complex Sibiu