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A woman's wool apron. Made of two tabby woven sections machine stitched together along one selvedge. Multicoloured weft faced bands (worn as stripes), worked in orange, brown, red, green, maroon and some white and yellow wool yarns. The ties are made of a single multicoloured tablet woven braid sewn along the top of the apron. The edges of the apron have zig zag motifs (tapestry woven) with a knotted fringe edge. The hem is secured with blanket stitch embroidery, using with red wool, and trimmed with a blue wool scalloped crochet edge.
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Length: 70 centimetres
Width: 78 centimetres (excluding ties)
- Curator's comments
- Text from Eth Doc 1836 (entry 81): The apron is made of two pieces of cloth connected with a horizontal seam. The fabric is thick well-set in coloured stripes. On both ends of the apron there are rows of zigzag multicoloured motifs and tassels on the edges.
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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