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A woman's rectangular-shaped apron. Made from two equal sized pieces [33 cm wide approx] of weft faced tabby woven wool fabric, sewn together edge to edge along one selvedge. (The red wool yarn used is clearly evident.) There are repeating purple and red bands and narrower yellow, green and white bands. The colouring of both sides of the apron is identical but the bands do not match up. The hem of the apron is turned and stitched at the waist and hem. Blue cotton (?) warp is visible at the hem. Two plaited ties are sewn on vertically. They are worked in white, red and purple woollen yarns.
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Length: 82.50 centimetres (exc; ties)
Width: 65 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from Eth Doc 1836 (entry 79): Apron. It is made of two pieces of cloth connected by a vertical seam of a well-set woven fabric, with a cotton base and woollen weft with multicoloured stripes running through it. The cords are knitted of red, blue and white yarn.
End of the C19th.
- 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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