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A woman's front apron. Ground made of two unequal sized pieces of maroon tabby woven (warp faced) wool cloth. Larger, upper section covered almost completely with applied black wool lacework (?). Smaller, lower section has a plant motif (bottom right) and an 'L'-shaped block (bottom left); both embroidered in black woollen yarn. Lower section surrounded by a deep border crocheted (?) in black wool yarn. Two black ties made of plied wool.
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Length: 63 centimetres
Width: 41 centimetres (excluding ties)
- Curator's comments
- According to the donor, this apron and the following are worn in the Gheg cultural area of North Albania and Kosovo (Peć = Serbian, Peja = Albanian). See Agim Bido, 'Traditional Costumes and Textiles', Tirana 1991, p. 99 and p. 141, pl. 58.
See also Joanna Minksztym, ‘Śladami Kanunu. Kuluira albanska w wieloetnicznym Kosowie’ (Following the Kanun. Albanian culture in multiethnic Kosovo), exhibition catalogue, National Museum of Posnan, Posnan 2011, pp. 58-9, cat. 19a, a similar apron from Okolice Djakovo, Kosovo.
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- Acquisition notes
- Purchased in a market shop in Peja (Peć) in April 2000.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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