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A woman's shirt / chemise; ankle length. Long sleeved, with a tightly gathered neckline. Made of undyed cream-coloured tabby woven cotton cloth; handspun, hand woven and hand stitched. [The section below the waist - weaving width 43 cm - is made of a coarser fabric.] 'V' neck opening with a line of small black and brown crosses; black cotton thread blanket stitch embroidered edging around the neck and cream cotton drawstring. Two vertical panels, a repeating geometric four-petalled flower motif, decorate the shirt, both front and back, worked mainly in black but with some pink, orange, green and purple woollen threads. These colours are used to embroider diagonal lines of eight-petalled flowers on the sleeves, with an almost solid black ground. A narrow panel of red running stitching separates the upper from the lower part of the sleeve. The bottom of sleeve formed into a cuff. Seams in upper part of garment strengthened with black embroidery. Narrow black and red zigzag embroidery at hem. Save where mentioned all embroidery is cross stitch.
- Production date
- 1960s-1970s (donor information)
Length: 134 centimetres
Width: 133 centimetres (across arms)
- Curator's comments
- Information provided by donor: festive wear, dated to the 1960s - 1970s. This item comes from the Roka family, friends of the donor. It belonged to one of the family's great aunts. When someone dies, relatives take items of clothing to keep or use. Most of the items from this village [Eu2006,1103. 15 - 25] come the same old lady's clothes.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number