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A cotton kerchief, a 'batistă'; rectangular and tabby woven, with red and green bands (grouped in twos) on a cream 'ground'. The ends have a thicker red band with small-scale woven patterning worked in the same colours, with the addition of yellow, maroon and purple cotton yarns and red and blue wool yarns. The warp ends are turned and machine stitched. Badly stained at one end.
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Length: 40 centimetres
Width: 24 centimetres
- Curator's comments
This kerchief may have been worn under a man's belt or used for interior decoration. See Eu2006,1103. 48 + 55.
Text from Eth Doc 605: 'Donated by Maria Pruteanu ; made by various women in the village. 'Batiste' (handkerchiefs) presented to Maria Pruteanu at weddings in Pustiana. Hand woven bought cotton threads. (Up to 50 years old?)'
Note: book of embroidery motifs, published in 1977, given by Maria Pruteanu.
- Not on display
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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