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A woman's outer headscarf, a 'kerpa ruva'. A long, rectangular diaphanous cream cloth, with identical polychrome patterning at each warp end; tabby woven. Centre field has regularly spaced, self-colour bands (cotton warp, synthetic weft). Narrow bands at each warp end, some solid colour, some with wavy lines or dashes; worked in woolen yarns (with synthetic). Warp ends turned and machine stitched. Trimmed with pale blue synthetic commercial lacework. A little staining, with some pulling of weft threads on back.
- Production date
- 1940s (circa?: vendor information)
Length: 156.50 centimetres
Width: 62.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
In the Szèkely Csango villages this style of head scarf would be worn over the top of the főkötő. Prior to collectivization (1962) it was worn only following marriage. Today it is worn for the wedding procession by the 'maids of honour' at the front of the procession.
For information about how this is worn see: Károly, Kós, Szentimrei Judit and Nagy Jenő (1981), 'Moldvia Csángó Népművészet, Bukarest, Kriterion Könyvkiado: 9 - 19 (b/w photographs).
Headscarf worn on special occasions.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number