The symbol of grape and vine leaf in traditional costumes

The winemaking profile of Târnave Valley also influenced the traditional costume of both Romanians and Saxons.

The skilful Romanian women from Boian sewed their blouses with grapes, grapevine leaves and roses patterns in black and golden thread, or even in realistic manner in yellow, brown and purple thread, in the case of men’ shirts.

The symbols on women vests and aprons from Curciu, on men shirts and belts from Axente Sever, Boian and Bazna, are proof of people’s cherish of viticulture and the fertile soil in the area.

Similarly, the Saxon costume of both women and men is adorned with embroidery representing the grape and the grapevine on items as: blouses, scarves, aprons, men’s shirts.