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A pair of man's socks, knee-length, part of festive attire for summer. Knitted in the round using black hand spun yarn for the foot and lower leg, using a slight variant to western stocking stitch. The top has a band of alternating green and red blossom motifs, framed with lines of small geometric motifs, using tones of red, green, blue and yellow woollen yarn and white cotton yarn. Red wool braided cord (commercial) sewn at one end to inside edge of each sock.
- Production date
- 1925-1975 (?: donor information)
Length: 50 centimetres (16.a)
Length: 52 centimetres (16.b)
Width: 15.50 centimetres (16.a)
Width: 16 centimetres (16.b)
- Curator's comments
- Eth Doc 1871: The costumes in this collection, and in Eu1993,07.1 to 61, were largely collected 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 wear see: 17: shoes; 18: trousers; 19: shirt; 20: belt; 21: waistcoat; 22: towel; 23: hat.
- 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
- This was purchased by the donor in Skopje.
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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