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A woman's apron; rectangular in shape. White (with some black) cotton embroidery on a red wool tabby woven ground; hand spun and hand woven. A vertical strip in the centre is left undecorated. On either side are two vertical rows of large linked diamond motifs. A vertical line of linked black cross-shaped, 'X', motifs are embroidered at the selvedges. The bottom of the apron has an embroidered band of smaller diamond motifs and a plied fringe. The top of the apron is folded to the front and stitched with thick white cotton yarn. The ties are missing. Some damage to the right selvedge.
- Production date
Length: 90 centimetres (including fringes)
Width: 50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Letter from Mercia MacDermott to Sarah Posey, curator dated 21st January 1997: '[text] suggests that it was dyed in the traditional manner, since it mentions that the ornaments are done in white cotton (which does not absorb cochineal) and black wool, on the red background'. Does this mean the apron was dyed in the piece, i.e. after the embroidery was worked?
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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