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A woman's apron. Made from two equal sized pieces of orange/red weft faced tabby (twill threading) woven wool cloth sewn together along one of the selvedges. Fine, intermittent maroon and black lines, worked on the diagonal. (Yarns taken across back.) A very full fringe along hemline and half of sides; made of orange/red, maroon and black wool, and orange/red goat hair yarn. Further embellishment towards hemline, including applied tabby woven ribbon (with metal thread, supplementary weft); and narrow woven passementerie worked in silver-coloured metal-wrapped thread on a cream cotton core. Ties stitched to top corners; made from red and maroon woollen braid.
- Production date
- 20thC (donor information)
Length: 77.50 centimetres
Width: 44 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Text from Eth Doc 1892, no. 88e: A woman's apron, a 'pregač guvezen'. Made by village women from two pieces of red woollen cloth, vertically joined, with faint diagonal black and red bars. The bottom part is edged with thick fringe in several rows of black and red and has gold braid on its inner edge. Braid is also sewn across the corners and forms a central triangular motif. Secured with a plaited woollen cord.
Religion: Macedonian Orthodox.
Information supplementary to Eth Doc:
For the Mariovo woman's costume, see 'The National Dresses of Macedonia', Ethnographic Museum, Skopje 1963, pls.XL-XLIII.
See Mladenovic, Vesna 1999, 'Threads of Life: Red Fringes in Macedonian Dress', in Welters, Linda (ed.), Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia: Beliefs about Protection and Fertility: 97 - 110.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Obtained for the donor in 1972 by Diane Waller during a long stay in Macedonia.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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