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waist-band

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Eu1971,01.28

  • Description

    A woman's waistband; made of multicoloured woollen cloth. Alternating pink and red/brown bands are separated by thinner bands of white, yellow, dark blue and pink. The waist-band has been made into a tube by folding the selvedge to hide the opposite raw edge and then sewn up. Each end is square.

  • Date

    • 1900-1925
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 174 centimetres
    • Width: 8 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Text from Eth Doc. 1836 (entry 28): The waist-band of the costume is of a cloth of multicoloured stripes along the weft and in harmony with the colours of the other garments - pink, red, white, green and others. It is worn folded in two and wrapped several times round the waist.
    This forms part of a woman's 'sukman' costume from the village of Zornitsa, Yambol district, south east Bulgaria. Beginning of the C20th.

    For other parts of this dress, see:

    26: shirt
    27: outer garment ('sukman')
    29: apron
    30: coat
    31: socks
    32: headscarf

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1971

  • Acquisition notes

    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'..

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    Eu1971,01.28

A woman's waistband; made of multi-coloured woollen cloth.  Alternating pink and red/brown bands are separated by thinner bands of white, yellow, dark blue and pink.  The waist-band has been made into a tube by folding the selvedge to hide the opposite raw edge and then sewn up. Each end is square.

A woman's waistband; made of multi-coloured woollen cloth. Alternating pink and red/brown bands are separated by thinner bands of white, yellow, dark blue and pink. The waist-band has been made into a tube by folding the selvedge to hide the opposite raw edge and then sewn up. Each end is square.

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