The Romanian folk dress as vector in the national identity construction: the contribution of Ana Davila Cover Image
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Le costume populaire roumain – vecteur de construction identitaire. Le cas d’Ana Davila
The Romanian folk dress as vector in the national identity construction: the contribution of Ana Davila

Author(s): Graţiela Buzic
Subject(s): History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Cultural history, Diplomatic history, Local History / Microhistory, Modern Age, 19th Century, Sociology of Art
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Bucureşti
Keywords: national identity; Romanian folk dress; Ana Davila; Queen Elisabeth of Romania; Women’s contribution; Girl’s education in the XIX century;

Summary/Abstract: The work hereby starts with the explanation for provenance of a folk dress seen in the painting Romanian Lady by F. A. Bridgman, identified as the region of Muscel. It also presents the interest shown by queen Elisabeth of Romania for the folk dress, particularly the Muscel one, which she used to wear in many occasions and her way of using the folk dress in several campaigns, especially to promote the country abroad. The research shows that this interest is due to Ana Davila, Romanian with noble descent, and the tradition Ana followed in this matter, serving the ideals of equality, fraternity, liberty and national union. We show the influence of the activities done by Ana Davila and her relatives to the artistic creation between 1850-1860, to the beginnings of ethnographic research in Romania and to the development of national identity and conscience whose most important promoter at the time was queen Elisabeth of Romania.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 5-32
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: French