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A woman's apron. Made from two equal sized pieces of tabby woven (weft faced) woollen cloth sewn together along one of the selvedges; purple stripes (with an interrupted cream line) on a black 'ground'. Lower half decorated with two pink roundels framing a lime green one; worked in synthetic ribbon and small white plastic (?) beads and a single silver-coloured metal sequin in the centre. Four styles of passementerie stitched to form a border; includes further pink (interlaced) ribboning, and gold-coloured metal strip contained within lilac coloured bobbin lace trim. Round pink plastic (?) beads, in groups of three, on all four sides of lower section. Tapered upper section (folded inside and stitched). Ties made from black and green braided wool.
- Production date
Length: 60.50 centimetres
Width: 53 centimetres (excluding ties)
- Curator's comments
- For other parts of this attire see: 43: shirt and 45: jacket.
For a similar apron, shaped at the top by folding over the corners, see Elizabeth Wayland Barber and Barbara Belle Sloan, 'Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe. A History in Layers', Fowler Museum at UCLA.Los Angeles, 2013, p. 32, Fig. 1.14.
- Not on display
- Good. Two peach-coloured plastic beads have come loose and are bagged with object.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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