The embroidery traditions of Romania are completely swoonable.
In much of the country you will find examples in museums, perhaps on guests at a wedding or other significant life event.
A group of women meet regularly in Bucharest to learn how to embroidery their own traditional garments and wear them with pride.
In the far north east of the country they come out for Sunday best Church going every week and what a sight it is.
Each region has a different style and then there is personal innovation within that framework... you are showing off your skills so you can imagine the planning and care that goes into creating them.
Fine stitching and perhaps subtle bling from beads and sometimes sequins. Hmmmm lovely.
Our friend Reka makes a wonderful model trying everything on.... such fun at the village market