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An unmarried girl's coat, part of festive attire. Made from dark purple/brown heavily fulled twill woven woollen cloth with black wool braided cords stitched over the seams. Two wide front panels (which extend to the neckline), with 26 narrower panels (which extend to the waist only), making a very flared, heavy, garment. Identical decoration either side of centre front opening: on each side eighteen gold-coloured filigree metal 'buttons' (outer edge); four vertical plaited cords and a vertical strip of couched meandering foliate patterning (both made from gold-coloured metal-wrapped thread); and a vertical strip of mid-brown cotton velvet cloth (near armhole). Straight, three-quarter sleeves set in at right angles; vent, and dark red, gold-coloured metal-wrapped and black braiding couched to sleeve ends. Dyed in the piece;a pink colour where the fabric is worn.
- Production date
Length: 104 centimetres
Width: 48 centimetres (under arms)
- 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 fo the time in Skopje on a Leverhulme Scholarship.
[An unusual colour - DW]
For other parts of this festive wear see: 43: shirt/chemise; 44: apron; 45: belt.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1994-5 4 Nov-26 Mar, London, Museum of Mankind, Balkan Costume from the Waller Collection, Case 2
- Acquisition date
- 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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