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cushion-cover

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Eu1997,01.5

  • Description

    A cushion-cover; one side only. A long, rectangular, red twill woven wool fabric; hand spun and hand woven. It has three cream-coloured bands towards the top and bottom. The hem has a short length of visible raw warp ends. (The back is a much deeper red, owing to the weave being an unbalanced twill.)

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  • Date

    • 20thC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 100 centimetres
    • Width: 43.5 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Text from Eth Doc 1889: '[This] long cushion resembles those used in Koprivshtitsa. They are arranged on seats, built-in against the walls of a room, giving a sofa effect.'

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1997

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    Eu1997,01.5

A woman's apron (?).  A long, rectangular shape and made of red twill woven wool fabric; hand spun and hand woven.  It has three cream coloured bands towards the top and bottom.  The hem has a short length of raw warp ends showing.  The top of the apron has unfinished also and has attached each end a few strands of unplyed wool thread.  The back of the apron is a much deeper red, owing to the weave being an unbalanced twill.

A woman's apron (?). A long, rectangular shape and made of red twill woven wool fabric; hand spun and hand woven. It has three cream coloured bands towards the top and bottom. The hem has a short length of raw warp ends showing. The top of the apron has unfinished also and has attached each end a few strands of unplyed wool thread. The back of the apron is a much deeper red, owing to the weave being an unbalanced twill.

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