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A patchwork rug, almost square, made up of sections of counted thread embroidered panels (some worked on linen tabby grounds) taken from women's dresses. Muted colours, including cream, red, pink, yellow, maroon and purple, and gold-coloured metal-wrapped thread. Rug does not lie flat; some sections coming undone.
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Length: 100 centimetres
Width: 99 centimetres
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- For further information on this collection (Eu1993,01.1-85) and its donor, see Eu1993,01.1.
Text from Eth Doc 1865: Panels of embroidery taken from women's dresses from various parts of Macedonia, particularly the region around Prilep, can be identified. See Curator's Comment for Eu1993,01.34.
Patchwork textiles of this kind were made by Jewish and Armenian merchants in Salonika who would chop up the different pieces and reassemble them as cloths to sell to tourists (information from John Gillow, 2008).
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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