Home Textiles

Besides its collection of traditional costumes and everyday fashion, the Transylvanian museum also owns a large collection of home textiles (table cloths, bed linen, cushion covers, wall hangings, etc.). For all ethnic groups in Transylvania, textiles have a strong representative function. They incorporate ethnic symbolism, which shows in the colours, motifs and techniques used. Similar to the styles of the individual garments, the embroidery and weaving patterns found on the homemade textiles effectively demonstrate the mutual influences between the different ethnic groups.