This beautiful maramă is all borangic rough silk. It’s stiff and light as a feather, and with the most beautiful alesătură embroideries around the edges. Marame are common to the folk clothing of peasant women across southern and eastern Romania. It is up to 4 meters long and it is always left to subtly touch the ground at the back.
The salvaged items were created sometime ranging from fifty years to a century ago. Exact timing is difficult to establish, and it is beyond the scope of our endeavour. However, it is fair to assume that some of the old techniques ceased to be employed several decades ago, for various reasons: vanishing of the skills, introduction of industrially available fabrics such as cotton, etc.