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A woman's apron; part of festive attire. Made of one long rectangular piece of wool fabric woven with multicoloured bands in weft faced tabby. Muted colours: red, maroon and black with some blue and green. Fine white woven lines on a black 'ground'. A line of four isolated motifs (two red and two white) are embroidered in white and red wool. A thin chevron-patterned braid (white on black) is applied to the sides, and blocks of fringing are applied to the hem and at the lower sides: black, red, green, brown, yellow and purple. The apron ties are made from red plaited wool stitched to the top corners of the apron. A few small holes.
- Production date
- 20thC(early) (donor information)
Length: 78 centimetres
Width: 38 centimetres (at hem)
- Curator's comments
- Eth Doc 1871: the clothing in this collection [Eu1993,07] and in Eu1994,01 were collected largely by Di Waller and Dan Lumley in the 1960s and early 1970s when Di Waller was based for some of the time in Skopje on a Leverhulme Scholarship.
For other parts of this festive dress, see: (34) coat; (35) apron; (36) shirt; (37) belt; (38) belt; (39) socks; (40) shoes.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1994-5 4 Nov-26 Mar, London, Museum of Mankind, Balkan Costume from the Waller Collection, Case 3&4
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by the collector in Sofia market.
The items in this collection [Eu1993,07] and in Eu1994,01 were collected largely by Di Waller and Dan Lumley in the 1960s and early 1970s when Di Waller was based for some of the time in Skopje on a Leverhulme Scholarship.
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