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A woman's apron, a 'zastor'; ankle-length, gathered in fine pleats onto a waistband; hand stitched. Made from two equal sized pieces of natural cream tabby woven linen cloth, stitched together along one of the selvedges. A 59 cms deep embroidered panel; large-scale flower and foliage motifs, worked in polychrome woollen yarns (with synthetic) and, at the sides, a 12.5 cms wide panel extending to the waistband. The sides and hemline have a 9.5 cms wide diamond patterned band, executed in lacework (industrially made), using cream cotton threads. Twill woven cotton tape used as ties.
- Production date
- 1930s (donor information)
Length: 97 centimetres
Width: 41 centimetres (at waist)
- Curator's comments
- Text from Eth Doc 1892, no. 5: Made by village women from home produced linen 'domačno platno', woven from flax yarn over flax or hemp warp. Plain concertina pleating in two vertically joined panels gathered onto a waistband. The edge is of manufactured lace, and the embroidery in a technique known a 'vultek' is of geometric flowers in bright colours.
Religion: Roman Catholic.
Information supplementary to Eth Doc:
See Curator's Comments on Eu1997,04.1 for an historical account (1940s) of Croatian women's clothing in Zagreb. For a range of Croatian costumes with aprons of this type, see Elizabeth Wayland Barber and Barbara Belle Sloan, 'Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe. A History in Layers', Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, 2013, pp. 106-13.
- Not on display
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- 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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