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A woman's back apron; small, rectangular in shape, with long applied fringing. Woven in supplementary weft with diamond patterning, using red, orange, pink and deep blue wool yarns and gold-coloured metal-wrapped thread. Buttonhole stitch embroidery worked around the edges. Thin tablet woven braid at bottom edge, with wefts forming plied fringing.
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Length: 53 centimetres
Width: 35 centimetres
- Curator's comments
For further information on this collection (Eu1993,01.1-85) and its donor, see Eu1993,01.1.
Label written by donor attached to Eu1993,01.67: 'A "back-apron", part of a costume from eastern Macedonia'. Likely that the label actually describes Eu1993,01.66.
See Curator's Comments for Eu1993,01.34.
For a discussion of the 'string skirt' or fringed apron as a symbol of fertility in European clothing, see: Barber, Elizabeth Wayland 1994: Women's Work: the First 20,000 Years: 62-3.
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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