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A woman's blouse; pleated with extensive cutwork and embroidery. Ground made of natural cream tabby woven linen cloth; machine stitched. The back panel, 77 cms wide, together with the two front panels, are gathered onto a narrow neck band. Left front panel (as worn) flaps over right, secured with four metal press studs. This section has an applied vertical panel of white cotton floral cutwork, framed by stitched pin tuck seams. A strip of white cotton lacework is stitched to neckline. Each shoulder reinforced with facings made of cream tabby woven linen (?) cloth. Wide straight sleeves set into bodice at right angles. Large-scale cutwork, embroidered with white synthetic yarn, worked on lower half of sleeve. A narrower version of the same decoration is worked as a band beside the hemline of the back panel. White cotton lacework trim stitched to edge of back panel. All decoration commercially made. The blouse is worn over the skirt, so that when the apron is tied round the waist the embroidery at the bottom of the back of the blouse shows.
- Production date
- 1925-1975 (?)
Length: 53 centimetres (from back neck to hem)
Weight: 400 grammes
Width: 156 centimetres (at bottom hem)
- Curator's comments
- Information from vendor: Part of festive dress – probably not everyday wear.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased from Linda Baguley, who travelled extensively in the republics of the former Yugoslavia during the 1970s and 1980s.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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