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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.
- Made in: Bulgaria
- Found/Acquired: Zornitsa (Source: Eth Doc 1836)
- Length: 174 centimetres
- Width: 8 centimetres
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:
27: outer garment ('sukman')
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'..
Prehistory and Europe
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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Object reference number: EEU403
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