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A pair of woman's short handknitted socks. Knitted mainly with black handspun woollen yarn using a slight variant to western stocking stitch. Pointed toe; seven coloured bands, a double row of linked diamonds, worked across the front of the foot and all around the ankle and lower leg: two bands of green, pink, purple and one of orange. The patterning has not been extended to the sole of the foot, which has indistinct lines of green, pink and purple stitches. Loops have been made around the top of each sock.
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Length: 35 centimetres (a - top to toe)
Length: 34.50 centimetres (b - top to toe)
Width: 13.50 centimetres (a)
Width: 13 centimetres (b)
- Curator's comments
- Text from Eth Doc 1836 (entry 31): Stockings. These are stockings worn with the costume and are knitted of a woollen yarn with five needles.
This forms part of a woman's 'sukman' costume from the village of Zornitsa, Yambol district, south east Bulgaria. Beginning of the C20th.
For other parts of this dress, see:
27: outer garment ('sukman')
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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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