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A woman's apron. Made of two equal sized pieces of weft faced tabby woven wool cloth, with coloured bands (that do not line up). Sewn together along one of the selvedges with decorative orange faggoting. Solid black bands alternating with orange, white/pink, green/maroon, blue/orange/maroon and the widest band, comprising a bright pink band with a blue line in the middle, framed by black/white and orange bands. Orange and maroon blanket stitch embroidery at sides. Solid blocks polychrome fringing at hemline and part of sides. An orange and black plaited cord stitched to top edge, extending at both sides for ties.
- Production date
- 1970 (before)
Length: 69 centimetres (plus 9 cms of fringe)
Weight: 450 grammes
Width: 44 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is the winter version of the Mariovo costume – the summer version being predominantly orange instead of black (Information from donor).
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
- Purchased from Linda Baguley who travelled widely in the republics of the former Yugoslavia during the 1970s and 1980s.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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