The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography, public cultural institution functioning under the authority of the Cluj County Council, organizes, on the occasion of the celebration of the “Ia” Universal Day, an exhibition of traditional shirts from northern Moldavia.
The museum’s collections include ethnographic pieces from all regions inhabited by Romanians, including Bucovina and northern Moldavia, where women’s shirts fall into the known typology and under the name of “ie”. It is the object of proposal for inclusion in the UNESCO Universal Intangible Heritage submitted by Romania and the Republic of Moldova through the joint project called “The Art of the Shirt with ‘Altiță’ – IA”.
The exhibition displays celebration shirts, dating from the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, true artworks made by needle. Starting from the premise that history is linked by mutual determination with the ethnography of a mental space, we invite you to discover the magic of these lands starting from facts, stories and archive photos and, also, following the suggestive thread of a Bucovina village.
The opening of the exhibition took place on Thursday, June 24th, 2021, at 14:00, in the Reduta hall of the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography, 21 Memorandum Street, Cluj-Napoca.
The exhibition is open from June 24th until July 11th, 2021.
Due to the situation generated by COVID-19 and the limitations imposed by the fight against this pandemic, we would kindly ask you to wear a protection mask, to respect physical distancing and to use disinfectants provided to you at the museum entry.
We look forward to welcoming you!