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A wide, rectangular bolster-cover. Polychrome wool patterning, worked in supplementary weft, on a yellow tabby woven goat hair? ground; made from one piece of hand woven fabric. It has a mirror-image pattern about the centre (weft) line, comprising two brown diamonds, framed by two pale blue (inner) and two black diamonds (outer). These are separated by black bands and enclosed within a black border. Four triangular motifs at each side, giving the appearance of a carpet design. Three tufts of tool sewn onto each short end (blue in the centre, red at each corner). The reverse is undecorated, the opening towards one end. For the majority of the reverse an orange wool weft has been used, rather than yellow.
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Length: 123 centimetres (excluding fringes)
Width: 37 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- In the view of Ken Ward [21 04 2008], donor of Balkan textiles, this bolster-cover may have been made by nomadic peoples, though not Vlach or Sarakatsan. Perhaps brought into the Balkans. Woven by women. The centre black lattice pattern is made using black sheep's wool, which does not fade. Compare it with Eu2004,03.13 and Eu1993,08.24, an older piece, and once owned by Dimitrije Mitrinovic.
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Bought by the donor in Peć market in 1960.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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