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A decorative towel, worn tucked into man's belt, part of festive attire for summer. Centre made of natural cream tabby woven cotton cloth with regularly spaced polychrome bands: pink, yellow, lilac, orange and black. Identical supplementary weft patterning worked for 13 cms on a yellow ground towards each warp end: a line of geometric motifs with an elongated diamond motif at the centre framed by narrower polychrome bands. Each end has solid colour blocks of crochet.
- Production date
- 1925-1975 (?: donor information)
Length: 92 centimetres
Width: 26 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Eth Doc 1871: The costumes in this collection, and in Eu1993,07.1 to 61, were 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: 16: socks; 17: shoes; 18: trousers; 19: shirt; 20: belt; 21: waistcoat; 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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