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La Blouse Romaine II

20.32cm (W) x 25.4cm (H)

$ 660.00


Homage to Henri Matisse
From the Rovay wardrobe en route to my studio easel, my Romanian embroidered top relocated to the realm of the stretched canvas

This top was a gift from Romania (I have a Romanian family background), and like Matisse, I was enamoured by its beautiful feminine qualities.

Originally, the blouse was worn exclusively by peasant women, but towards the mid-19th Century, it became popular among the upper class as members of the Romanian Royal Family. Elisabeth of Romania and later Queen Marie and her daughters adapted the traditional blouses.

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