Iutta embodies distinctive codes through fine embroidery, telling an everlasting story with each piece. Not just a story of belonging but also a story of evolution.
A SHORT GUIDE TO OUR BELOVED SYMBOLS
THE HORN’S RAM
A complex element, well preserved in Romanian culture, which represents the strength of people over time and their endurance throughout difficult challenges. This powerful, archaic motif has been around since ancient times and is synonymous with the force of life, energy, determination and power of change.
THE BREASTPLATE ARMOR
This motif is, in fact, a chaining of ancient symbols, a declaration of force and protection used on the clothing of men going to battles. The complex sign is ennobled with the strength of three powerful signs: the Horn’s Ram, the Rhombus and the Wolf’s Fangs.
LACES AND WOLF’S FANGS
The wolf’s fangs are among the most common motifs found on houses’ eaves, on dowry chests and food cases, but also on clothing, on laces which surround the neck, the hems and the sleeves.
They have a protective role and are said to be able to see in the dark & supervise the road of the traveler. Having the power to keep you on the right track, they also protect you from evil spirits.
CURLY STARS AND FLOWERS
This motif is commonly found on clothing and is a source of light and guidance. The stars unite through bright, delicate beams of light and lower their shine from the sky to point to the right path.
As each piece carries the story of the one wearing it, the star shines the way. Worn as an individual marker and placed together with the curly flowers, a symbol of fertility, this complex sign represents the strong connection to our ancestors, carrying their legacy forward.
THE FLOWER OF LIFE
Known also as the “way around”, this sign usually appears on the sleeves of women’s clothing. It has many forms but can be recognized due to a winding line which symbolizes life with its ups and downs.
Each woman sew the flowers in her own way, adding custom elements to flourish her path but being careful at the same time to place the motifs in one direction only, so that their road never goes backwards, only forward.
THE OAK LEAF
Representing endurance and strength, it reminds us of the importance of our surrounding forests and how they have always been by our side, offering shelter, food and many other important resources.
The tall oak tree with deep roots encourages us to live with dignity, to respect and be proud of our surroundings, just like an oak tree, strong and proud.
The eye is a symbol that puts into light every feeling and object, making it impossible not to mention it in a world that loves beauty and stories about it.
Found on different items this symbol has a protective role. Often put together with rhomb motifs which represent fertility, it points us to the idea that love stories start right from the eyes.
THE NORTH STAR
The 8 corner star is a universal symbol of time and regenerative energy. With a protective role, the star was used most commonly in sailor and shepherd communities as their guide on their journey around the world.
The sign was the only star that remained still on the sky so the community of shepherds used it to bring them luck and guide them while moving their flocks.
THE WRAP REEL
A more recent motif, a universal symbol that represents a regenerative force and the engine that makes the world go round. It appears on some objects and it was sewn only on the garments of those who were considered strong enough to carry this powerful sign.