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A woman's long, rectangular apron. Made from two equal sized pieces of weft faced tabby woven wool fabric. Finely woven [8 e.p.c. / 18 e.p.i.] and sewn together along one selvedge, creating a vertical centre seam. Six multicoloured bands are separated by wide black bands. Each black band has a thin white band at its centre. The coloured bands comprise a series of linked flower motifs in three different patterns, using pink, blue, white, purple, yellow, green, and brown wool yarns. Some of the patterning is framed with raised in-lay work and also lines of twining, both worked in black wool. An applied green wool plaited braid hides the centre seam. The top (including the corners) of the apron are turned and hand stitched, and to these corners are stitched the apron ties, made from red and black plaited wool yarn.
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Length: 82 centimetres (excluding ties)
Width: 52 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- 8 e.p.c. = end per centimetre; 18 e.p.i. = ends per inch, viz., the number of warp ends for every centimetre/inch across the width of the fabric.
Pavlikeni is in North Bulgaria between Pleven and Veliko Turnovo.
- 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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