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A woman's coat with vestigial sleeves; knee-length. Made from natural cream twill woven wool cloth; heavily fulled. Weaving width of centre back panel is 29 cms; two large side panels, creates an A-line garment. Identical wool embroidery worked either side of centre front opening; mainly red, with maroon, blue and lime green threads. Plaited wool cords applied to all edges, including small stand-up collar. Undecorated thin vestigial sleeve, save for red wool embroidery at tip. Fastened with single metal hook and eye. Couched scrollwork at hemline; largest motifs at centre back and at (stitched) sides. Pocket with vertical opening in right side (as worn).
- Production date
Length: 99 centimetres
Width: 193 centimetres (across arms)
- Curator's comments
- Part of a costume from Krusevo, see Eu1995,03.49-50 and 51. Attached to this record is an image of the donor wearing this belt with the costume.
See Barber, E J W, 'The Curious Tale of the Ultra-long Sleeve (A Eurasian Epic)', in Welters, Linda (ed.) Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia: 111 - 134.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 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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