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A woman's front apron ('pshtjellake'). Black fulled woven wool cloth, rectangular in shape, with flared lower corners. Two couched vertical panels, worked in golden brown and white plied cotton yarns (with synthetic?), framed by three couched vertical panels, worked in mid-brown cotton (with synthetic?) and white embroidered circles. Bordered with couched white and golden brown braiding. A long, two-tone, brown braid sewn along the top forms the two ties.
- Production date
- 1920s-1940s (source?)
Length: 45 centimetres
Width: 66 centimetres (excluding ties)
- Curator's comments
- A set with the chemise and back apron 2003.Eu.02.7 and 9.
According to donor these are city clothes worn by Catholic women of Shkoder. For a similar apron, see Andromaqi Gjergji, 'Veshjet Shqiptare Ne Shekuj' (Albanian Costumes through the Centuries), Tirana 1988, p. 166, fig. 157 (English edition, Tirana 2004, p. 199, fig. 159), and Agim Bido, 'Arti Popullor Ne Veshje e Tekstile' (Traditional Costumes and Textiles), Tirana 1991, p. 158, pl. 68.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased in Shkoder in 1992
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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