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Archive 14 - April-June 2003

  KATHLEEN LARAIA MC LAUGHLIN   


Cocona, Sarbi, Romania, 2000

On Easter morning, Victoritsa wears a typical kamasha made for little girls. It takes up to four months for a woman to cut away the threads that make the holes and frills in this blouse. If the women in a girl's family haven't the eyesight or the time to make these clothes, they can purchase them for the equivalent of three month's family income. Why do they go to such lengths to dress for Easter? It is never too early to impress a future mother-in-law.

Cocona, Sarbi, Romania, 2000

ėn dimineatüa Pasütelui,Victoritüa poartał o camasüał tipicał pentru fetitüe. ėi ia unei femei süi patru luni sał taie atüele pentru a face gałurile si zorzoanele pe camasüał. Dacał femeile din familia unei fete nu au vederea suficient de bunał pentru a face aceste haine, ele le pot cumpałra cu o sumał egalał cu c‰sütigul familiei pe trei luni. De ce se dał at‰ta importantüał ”mbrałcałmintei pentru Pasüte? Nu este niciodatał prea devreme sał impresionezi o viitoare soacrał.