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A long, rectangular, woman's apron. The ground is made from black tabby woven wool cloth. It is heavily embroidered with a large repeating geometric pattern, worked on the diagonal, using cream-coloured stranded cotton. Some areas are embroidered with bright pink synthetic wool yarn. Towards the hem is a band of repeating, linked, geometric motifs, framed by a line of cream floral motifs. The hem has a plied fringe and there is applied red and white synthetic wool fringing to the hem and lower sides. An additional strip of fabric (a green band bordered by pink and wider white bands) has been sewn to the top of the apron, hiding the raw edge of the warp. Cream-coloured, commercially made trim (lace-like in appearance, double layered) is applied to the sides and hem. The ties are missing. Some staining on left side edge (as worn).
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Length: 93 centimetres (incl tassels)
Width: 56 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from Eth Doc 1836 (entry 75): The apron is woven by means of the brané technique but with four needles. Large plant motifs in white and black stand out. At the hem there is a band with geometrical ornaments.
Beginning of the C20th.
- Not on display
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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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