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A woman's waistband made of blue, twill woven cotton fabric. The cloth is commercially made and has alternating self coloured stripes: one stripe comprises a line of ovals, the other a wide twill stripe. The warp ends are unfinished and there is a hole at one end.
- Made in: Bulgaria
- Found/Acquired: Dolen
- (Europe,Balkans,Bulgaria,Rodopi Planina,Pirin Planina,Dolen)
- Length: 96 centimetres
- Width: 35 centimetres
Text from Eth Doc 1836 (entry 68): Waist-band. The waist-band worn with this costume is made of a blue cotton fabric. It replaces the old long woollen waist-band.
Woman's costume from the village of Dolen, Gotsedelchev district, Pirin mountains, south east Bulgaria. Beginning of the C20th.
For other parts of this dress, see:
66: outer garment ('saya')
Part of a collection of 347 items given by the Bulgarian Committee for Cultural Relations in 1971, together with a full list describing each item, its manufacture and usage, with general account of Bulgarian costume in the different regions (Eth Doc 1836, pp. 21-25); specific information is given under 'Curator's Comment'.
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Object reference number: EEU441
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