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A woman's skirt; ankle-length, gathered in fine pleats onto a waistband. Made from six panels of natural cream tabby woven linen cloth; each of the five embroidered panels are 88 cms wide; the plain one is 84 cms wide; machine stitched. A 12 cms deep embroidered border above a 4 cms deep one. Floral patterns, worked in polychrome artificial silk (?). A line of drawn threadwork (cut work) at hemline.
- Production date
- 1900-1925 (donor information)
Length: 95 centimetres
Width: 93 centimetres (across waist)
- Curator's comments
- Text from Eth Doc 1892, no. 3a: Made by village women from vertically joined panels of home produced linen 'domačno platno' woven from flax yarn over flax or hemp warp. The skirt is multi-pleated with concertina pleats which dovetail into box pleats to form a 'sausage' which is bound around for storage in a chest. The front unpleated panel which is covered by the apron is of a coarse hemp cloth. The bottom has a deep band of brilliantly coloured silk embroidery using a traditional long stitch technique in a floral design. (The term 'rubača’ refers to a former one piece full length garment, a pleated tunic with a lace up bodice suspended over the shoulders.)
Religion: Roman Catholic.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased in 1966 by the donor from an old lady in a farmhouse on the outskirts of the town of Petrinije, Sava valley, south east of Zagreb.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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