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A woman's wool apron; made from a single piece of multicoloured weft faced tabby woven fabric. Red, green and black bands predominate, together with finer pink and purple bands. Small rhomboid-shaped patterns, using white, yellow, pink, red, green, lilac and purple, are worked in tapestry weave within some of the red and black bands. Towards the hem is a wide, unevenly dyed green band embroidered with six large, interlinked pink flower motifs, with multicoloured foliage (?). Black twill woven wool fabric is used to bind the sides and hem. (Worn away in the centre of the hem.) The ties are formed from one long round braid, made from green and black wool, which is is hand stitched along the top of the apron.
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Length: 88 centimetres (excluding ties)
Width: 53 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Eth. Doc.1872: This apron was made by Paraskeva Potskova, born in Levunovo, and married in Vranya in 1909. Information about her can be found in the donor's biography of Yane Sandansky: 'For Freedom and Perfection'. The donor knew her and collected memoirs from her. Her children gave the donor the apron after her death. There is a photograph of her in the book.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- The items in this collection (Eu1995,03.1 to 90) were primarily collected during periods of residence by the donor in Bulgaria between 1963 and 1989.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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