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A woman's skirt; ankle-length, gathered in fine pleats onto a deep waistband [16 cms]. Made from six panels of natural cream tabby woven linen (?) or hemp (?) cloth; the plain one is 76.5 cms wide; each of the five embroidered panels is circa 84 cms wide; machine stitched. A line of large-scale flower and foliage motifs, embroidered near the hemline, in polychrome woollen yarns (with synthetic). A narrower (4 cms) embroidered band, worked in the same materials, below it. Two twill woven ribbons stitched to centre back of waistband. Some staining.
- Production date
- 1900-1939 (donor information)
Length: 107 centimetres
Width: 60 centimetres (at waist)
- Curator's comments
- Text from Eth Doc 1892, no. 4: Made by village women from coarse home produced cloth, flax or hemp (?). It is a traditional 'rubača' except that the skirt piece is a separate item gathered onto the bodice. Two narrow straps go from the middle of the back of the bodice, over the shoulders, through loops on the bodice front and are tied in front. It is multi-pleated with concertina pleats but no box pleats and could have been daily unpleated wear. The colours in wool and the embroidery have a 1950s look, and it could well be that the garment was embroidered at a later date (?). The design is geometric floral in the older tradition.
Religion: Roman Catholic.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by the donor in the early 1960s from a friend who found it in the market in Zagreb.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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