- Museum number
A woman's apron, a 'podia', reaching below the knee; wider at bottom than top. Ground made from black tabby wool cloth, commercially made. Areas of apron divided up with applied, tablet woven braid; linked diamond patterning worked in yellow, red, black and green cotton threads. Applied red and blue wool cloth used in lower part of apron. Large, composite motif lower centre front with smaller isolated motif directly above. Couched in yellow, green, red and white cotton threads. Same colours worked in a meandering motif at the hem. The top band is made from brocaded cloth, vertical panels with floral patterning worked in red, green, yellow and purple yarns on a black wool ground. Two yellow loops at each top corner. Apron lined with lilac/white floral printed cotton cloth.
- Production date
Length: 76 centimetres
Width: 43.50 centimetres (at bottom)
- Curator's comments
- Aprons of this form and design are characteristic of the Karagounides of Thessaly. For similar examples, see A. Hatzimichali, 'The Greek Folk Costume', vol. 2, Athens 1984, p. 87, fig. 71; pp. 101-103 and 112, fig. 103, p. 105 and fig. 104, p. 106 (bridal aprons from Sofades) and figs. 107-8, pp. 110-11 (from Palamas). These all have the trapezoidal piece at the top and tripartite vertical divisions with horizontal divisions in the side panels. This apron is probably festive rather than bridal as the bridal versions are usaully decorated with gold thread.
For other Karagounian items see 2006,0904.9
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1970As9.3 (initially registered as, in error)