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A woman's pleated skirt. Made from two pieces of orange, black and green chequered tabby woven wool fabric; handspun and hand woven. The pleating is held in place by a narrow waistband. Opening at side of skirt. One thick black cotton velvet band machine stitched onto the skirt near the hem, with a narrower one above it.
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Length: 86 centimetres
Width: 97 centimetres (approx at hem when flat)
Width: 46 centimetres (waist)
- Curator's comments
- The finishing process, of weighting the fabric whilst it is drying, produces the pleated effect. Although this skirt was purchased in Peč market its style, patterning and colour indicates it is from the region of Belgrade. Moreover this is most likely to have been a skirt wrap, i.e., not sewn up at the side, with any opening being hidden by an apron.
In this fashion it would have been hitched up, with the appearance of butterfly wings [Ken Ward 21 04 2008].
- 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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