Romanian girls; their dress appears more provincial and less like a "costume." Wish I knew more about this Eastern European people -- very near neighbors of Russia. omanian-men-women-wedding-romanians-national-costumes-traditions-eastern-european-people-3.jpg (554×702)
Arrived at Papeete in June 1891. Instead of the unspoiled Eden that he had long dreamed of, Gauguin found a provincial town with a large European population. Little remained of traditional culture and art due to suppression by the French government and Christian missionaries.