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A woman's skirt; ankle-length, gathered in fine pleats onto a waistband. Made from six panels of natural cream tabby woven cloth. Five are pleated (82 cms wide) and made of linen cloth; one is not pleated (84cms) and is made of hemp cloth; machine stitched. Between each pleated panel is an 11 cms wide white needle lace panel, decorated with Maltese crosses and worked in white mercerised cotton thread, on a square cream cotton mesh.
- Production date
- 1900-1925 (donor information)
Length: 87 centimetres
Width: 54 centimetres (at waist)
- Curator's comments
- Text from Eth Doc 1892, no. 2c: Made by village women from panels of homemade linen 'domačno platno'; woven from flax yarn over a flax or hemp warp. The panels are joined vertically and multi-pleated with a mixture of both concertina and box pleats which are dovetailed into a 'sausage' shape and bound around for storage in a chest. The front unpleated panel which is covered by the apron is of coarse hemp cloth. The back panels have four inserts of openwork panels of crossed threads over embroidered in a white glazed cotton (?) in a floral design.
The term 'rubača' refers to a former one piece full length garment, a pleated tunic with a lace up bodice suspended over the shoulders.
Religion: Roman Catholic.
For other parts of this ensemble see: 6: apron; 7: blouse.
- Not on display
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- 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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