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A pair of woman's socks, knee-length, part of festive attire. Knitted in the round using a slight variant to western stocking stitch. Made from patterned bands of white, red, blue and black woollen yarn and gold-coloured metal-wrapped thread. The top third of the sock is knitted with natural cream woollen yarn, finishing with three rows of garter stitch. Plied yarn ties. A little damage to b.
- Production date
- 1925-1975 (donor information)
Length: 53 centimetres (3a)
Length: 55 centimetres (3b)
Width: 14 centimetres
- 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.
The Vlachs were traditionally nomadic cattle breeders, to be found throughout the central Balkan mountain regions, although many have settled in Vardar, Macedonia.
For other parts of this festive clothing see: 1: waistcoat; 2: shoes; 4: shirt; 5: bib/plastron; 6: apron.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1994-5 4 Nov-26 Mar, London, Museum of Mankind, Balkan Costume from the Waller Collection, Case 3&4
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- Acquisition notes
- 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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