The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse IA is celebrated every year on June 24 all through teh world where there are Romanians. Art of Ideas Gallery will mark this with traditional Romanian costumes from 1890s - 1930s on display in the gallery between June 24th and the end of summer.
La Blouse Roumaine IA (ee-ah) is a movement that grew organically, around the image and meaning of the Romanian blouse. Aside from their timeless beauty, these blouses are special as venerable anthropological artifacts, communicating through hand-embroidered symbols the identity of their wearer.
Costumes in the photos above generously lent to the gallery by members of the Romanian community in Ontario.