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A woman's headscarf, a 'darpna'. Square in shape and made from natural cream cotton sheeting (tabby woven), industrially made. Embroidered along entire length of two sides and on half of the remaining two. Two solid dark red lines with an interrupted line between. Worked in red silk yarn. Staining in centre.
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Length: 80 centimetres
Width: 80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from Eth Doc 1892, no. 85h: Made by village women from fine purchased cotton in a large square. Three of the sides, have strips of cherry red embroidery lined with red cotton cloth. [The strips also have some gilt thread and dark brown thread (?)] When worn the red portions hang down behind the head. The bridal version 'darpna sa glavu' has long tassels of white cotton at the corners. The Mijaks are a matriarchal society of Albanian descent.
Religion: Macedonian Orthodox
Information supplementary to Eth Doc:
For a detailed description of how this item was worn as part of a whole costume, see Eu1997,04.131.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Obtained for the donor in the 1960s by Živko Firfov of the Folklore Institute in Skopje.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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