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A woman's apron, a 'zastor'; ankle-length, gathered in concertina pleats onto a waistband; hand and machine stitched. Made from two equal sized pieces of natural cream tabby woven linen cloth, stitched together along one of the selvedges. A 44 cms deep embroidered panel across width of apron and, at the sides, a 26 cms wide panel extending to the waistband. Floral patterning, worked in polychrome artificial silk (?). The sides and hemline have an 8.5 cms wide floral patterned band, executed in lacework (industrially made) using cream cotton (?) threads. Twill woven cotton tape used as ties.
- Production date
- 1900-1925 (donor information)
Length: 90 centimetres
Width: 49 centimetres (at waist)
- Curator's comments
- Text from Eth Doc 1892, no. 2a: Made by village women from two vertically joined panels of home produced linen 'domačno platno', woven from flax yarn over flax or hemp warp. The apron is multi-pleated with concertina folds which are dovetailed into a central box pleat to form a 'sausage', which is bound around for storage in a chest. The garment is ankle length and almost completely covered with embroidery in subdued coloured silk using local techniques. There is a length of manufactured cream lace around the edge.
Religion: Roman Catholic.
For other parts of this attire see: 7: blouse; 8: skirt.
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
- 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.
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