- Museum number
Chemise or long shirt, calf length, hand-spun and hand-woven cream linen, full sleeves tightly gathered at shoulders and cuffs, with a solid band of red cotton embroidery on the shoulders, a large lozenge motif at top and a row of lozenges down front of sleeves, the cuffs and neckline with solid red cross-stitch, a geometric pattern reserved in the linen. Details in blue, pink, purple and green, including small crosses at the back of the shoulders. The seams of sleeves oversewn in red and blue. At the back a separate panel is sewn in reaching from neckline to half way donw back in cream twill-woven cotton with a red border at the top which is embroidered with lines of running stich in cream, green and blue.
- Production date
Length: 110 centimetres (at back, neck to hem)
Length: 123 centimetres (at front, neck to hem)
Width: 130 centimetres (sleeves spread out, cuff to cuff)
- Curator's comments
- See S. Paine, 'Embroidered Textiles', 2nd ed. 2008, p. 85. See also T.A. Niklaeva, 'Ukranian Folk Costume', Kiev 1987, pp. 88, 20-7 etc, for similar embroidery.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Bought by Sheila Paine at the Goldern Gate Museum, Kiev in 1995. Sold Drewetts, Donnington Priory, 22 April 2008, lot 46A.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: EE-71 (Sheila Paine's inventory number)