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A woman's sleeveless sheepskin waistcoat. Centre front opening. Two tones of brown coloured fleece on the inside. Multicoloured wool embroidery on cream-coloured leather on the outside, including a line of framed circular motifs, bands of diagonal embroidery, straight and meandering linked leaf motifs, and small applied pom poms. Solid black wool embroidered bands at the hem, armholes, neckline and centre front. Fastened with three leather 'toggles' with pom poms and loops.
- Production date
- 20thC (donor information)
Length: 57 centimetres
Width: 74 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Information provided by donor: In a lot of Csango villages a woman still needs to have a jacket like this to wear in the weeks leading up to her marriage. Ten weeks before she is married she has to wear such a jacket to church, so these jackets are still commissioned from the one or two remaining makers in the village.
Marriages are not held on Lent; otherwise they are held at any other time of year.
For similar waistcoats (pieptar) from the Iasi region of Moldavia, see N. Dunare, 'Broderia Populara Romaneasca', Sibiu 1985, pl. 53.
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- Acquisition notes
- Information from donor: this is the only village where there is a man who still makes these. It was purchased by the donor in the early 1990s from a woman who ran out and stopped the car the donor was in to offer it for sale.
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