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A woman's apron; long and narrow. Made from weft faced tabby woven woollen cloth with polychrome bands. 'Ground' predominantly orange, with an area of pink 'ground' towards the top. Narrow, evenly spaced bands, including pink, green, brown, and white/blue. Pink, maroon and orange cord stitched to all four edges, with a plaited gold-coloured metal-wrapped cord (on yellow cotton base) at the inner edge of most of the sides and top. Rick rack trim made from the same material stitched along hemline and in arcs in the middle and sides. A vertical embroidered line in the centre of the apron, giving the impression that the apron is made from two separate pieces, as older aprons are. Short, voluminous fringing at hemline and part of sides: mostly orange, but also yellow, blue and maroon woollen yarns. Pink, blue and maroon wool braided ties stitched to top corners.
- Production date
Length: 75 centimetres (including fringing)
Width: 53.50 centimetres (without ties)
Depth: 4.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Mladenovic, Vesna 1999, 'Threads of Life: Red Fringes in Macedonian Dress', in Welters, Linda (ed.), Folk Dress in Europe and Anatolia: Beliefs about Protection and Fertility: 97 - 110.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Label found with object denotes possible place of purchase as a market in Bitola, but label slightly illegible. Purchased by the donor in 1970s.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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