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Chemise, made of linen, a bridal dress, heavily embroidered in wool at collar and neck opening, sleeves and hem with geometric motifs outlined in raised twisted ropework threads, the colours predominantly red with black, green and deep yellow. The motifs incorporate crosses all round the collar, with further crosses on each side of the hem at the seam where the embroidery is continued up the seam.
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Height: 124.50 centimetres (at back)
Width: 139 centimetres (across sleeves)
- Curator's comments
- Bitola (Serbian 'Bitolj') was historically known as Monastir (or Manastir). For a similar bridal dress from Gorni Bitolski Sela, in the upper Bitola region, dated c. 1900 and part of a complete costume, see B. Sumberg (ed), 'Young Brides, Old Treasure: Macedonian Embroidered Dress', exhibition catalogue, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, pp. 166-169.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired by vendor from Taylor Kerwin Ltd, 9 St Mary's Terrace, Paddington Green, London W12 1SU, for £800 (information from label on chemise).
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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