Ie is the type of shirt of a typical gathered form of the collar, which exists since ancient times. It is also known as the 'Carpathian shirt', similar to the Slavic (Bulgarian, Serbian, Ukrainian, etc.) peoples. The three-part decor code of this pleated shirt is almost always the same: in addition to the underarm embroidery, the altiță (derived from Serbian ла̏тица), there is a single horizontal row on the sleeve, known as increț, and diagonal stripes below the armpit and shoulder, the râuri. The underarm embroidery characterizes the entire costume, it is traditionally seen as the culmination of embroidery and decoration.
On June 24, 2015 the Post of Moldova has released a beautiful series (2 stamps) dedicated to one of the female national costume elements, the traditional blouse called "ie". These two stamps (print run : 250,000 each), designed by Alexandr Kornienko, are included on the official FDC below (design: Maria Maximenco, print run : 300) with a cancellation from Chisinau (Office No. 9). To note the FDC postmark, featuring some embroidery elements of this blouse, as well as the other two cachets, a conventional hand postmark (with a blue ink) and a special cancellation mentioning that June 24 is celebrated as the Universal Day of that blouse ("Ziua universală a iei") ! . Read more..
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