THE “TEXTILES AND CLOTHING ACCESSORIES” COLLECTION

The Textiles and clothing accessories collection encompasses 2091 objects of great diversity, pieces of artistic, historical and memorial value.

The collection features a series of Oriental and Occidental clothing items, from the 18th – 19th centuries, accompanied by numerous accessories typical of that period: satchels, buckles, clasps, belts, slippers, head-wear and other decorative elements. The collection also features clothing fit for the Royal Court, for special occasions, or for travelling, as well as merchant and suburbanite clothing, showcasing the evolution of fashion in Romania. There are also dresses, for Ladies and boyar women, Oriental clothing, a Turkish bride’s dress, as well as clothing that had belonged to political figures: the mantle of ruler Gh. Bibescu, bearing the bullet mark left by the 9th-11th of June 1848 coup, the robe attributed to Magistrate C. A. Rosetti, made of black taffeta, and a diplomat’s suit attributed to Nicolae Kretzulescu.

For the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, even though feminine clothing is predominant within the collection (dresses, blouses, jackets, velvet coats and skirts), male clothing is also featured (suits, vests, shirts, shoes, hats and ties).

Among the clothing accessories one may find hats, shoes, gloves, fans, handkerchiefs, satchels and purses, made out of the fabrics of the time.

The collection also includes a variety of clothing items of the formal kind, such as diplomatic dresscoats and military uniforms. There are also rugs, tapestries, carpets, tablecloths, different fabrics and knits, flags and other related items.

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