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A handkerchief, a 'batistă. Made of red, weft faced tabby woven wool cloth with 'snowflake' patterning (twill woven) and narrow bands, worked in black wool (with synthetic) and white synthetic yarn and thin gold-coloured plastic (?) tinsel thread amidst a red 'ground'. Warp ends turned and hand stitched. Applied red wool fringing. Unused.
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Length: 66 centimetres (excluding tassels)
Width: 34 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from Eth Doc 605: 'Donated by Irina Beţa and Aurica Beţa (Irina's mother-in-law), made by [blank] Ciobanu (Irina's mother). A 'prosop', a towel, made for one or other of her two daughters' weddings, to be presented to a member of the groom's family, the groom, or 'naşi' (god-parents). Home woven with bought synthetic fibres including lurex. For decorative use only. This 'batistă' was presented to Irina, as bride, at her wedding, to her new mother-in-law.'
- Not on display
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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