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A red woollen apron made from two rectangular pieces of weft faced woven cloth (worn as stripes). The selvedges are joined together such that a deep horizontal fold is created along the middle of the apron. There are two wide, predominantly green, bands bordered by three narrower predominantly black bands. Small multi-coloured motifs have been embroidered on top of each band, giving the appearance of discontinuous supplementary weft. A long, thin plaited red and orange cord has been sewn along the top of the apron and forms the two ties. A narrow piece of black cotton velvet fabric has been applied to the hem and the lower 4 cms of the sides.
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Length: 70 centimetres
Width: 57 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from Eth Doc 1836 (entry 9): Apron. It is made of two pieces of cloth with a horizontal seam. The cloth has a cotton base with a well-set weft. The wide red stripes predominate in the weft and alternate with rows of small patterns mostly four-leave rosettes wven by means of kussané.
Part of a woman's two-apron attire from the village of Boinitsa, Vidin district, north west Bulgaria. Beginning of the C20th.
For other parts of this dress, see:
13: apron (back) ('vulnenik')
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- Acquisition notes
- 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'.
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