Altita Shirt in UNESCO Heritage

The National Museum of Dimitrie Gusti Village is pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, from 2:30 p.m.Altita Shirt in UNESCO Heritage.

More than 100 pieces of heritage from the museum's collections will convince you that women created real works of art, in the long winters by the light of the lamp or the candle. With their hands full of welts and burned by the summer sun, they knew how to weave a cloth as fine as steam, they knew how to embroider with gold thread and cut shirts, dresses, sumanas that, for decades, the great fashion designers try to copy them. The exhibition, opened not by chance ofRoyalty Day is a tribute to Queen Mary, the one who loved and promoted the authentic Romanian traditional costume so much.

"We don't actually have a collection of ia, but a collection of traditional costumes, of which the ia is obviously a part, because we have to understand that the ia, the women's shirt, is part of the ensemble of the traditional Romanian costume. We have 15,000 pieces in our collection - out of the more than 60,000 objects in all the collections of the Village Museum; I'm talking about mobile heritage, obviously - there are 15,000 of these very special pieces, many of which are unique, because at the moment, although they are still being worked on, they are no longer made with the same refinement, with the same decoration as they were made in the past . (…) We, in our collections, have some Muscel shirts, which were apparently collected by Queen Maria, which were part of Queen Maria's collections. One of these almost certainly belonged to Queen Maria. Obviously, it's our strength", declared Prof. Dr. Paula Popoiu, manager of the National Museum of the "Dimitrie Gusti" Village.

The high-waisted shirt, an element of cultural identity in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, was included in the UNESCO heritage on December 1, 2022, by a decision adopted by the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, gathered in Rabat, Morocco.

At the opening of the exhibitionAltita Shirt in UNESCO Heritageresearchers, ethnographers, artists, diplomats will participate, and the moment will be followed by an artistic moment supported by Adrian Drăgoescu (violin) and Cătălin Pașol (cello).

Expoziția este deschisă în Sala Foaier Stahl și poate fi vizitată de publicul larg în perioada 10 mai-31 august 2023.


May 10, 2023- Aug. 31 2023


9:00 - 19:00


National Museum of the "Dimitrie Gusti" Village, Kiseleff Road


National Museum of the "Dimitrie Gusti" Village

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