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blouse

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Eu2005,0714.1

  • Description

    A woman's blouse; hip-length, with long sleeves. Made from natural cream tabby cotton cloth with slight seersucker effect. Two full weaving widths used centre front and back [39.5 cms], with two narrower panels; a straight garment. Round, high neckline; opening at left shoulder, fastened with two pairs of metal press studs. Polychrome machine embroidery on chest and at outer sleeves; comprising vertical lines of roses on a central stem framed by black Greek key patterning.

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  • Date

    • 1925-1975
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 64 centimetres
    • Width: 137 centimetres (across arms)
  • Curator's comments

    Worn as part of traditional costume, possibly a ‘best’ blouse. Possibly a modern version of a traditional design.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2005

  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased from Linda Baguley who travelled widely in the republics of the former Yugoslavia during the 1970s and 1980s. This blouse was purchased in 1976 in a barber's shop in Nis.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    Eu2005,0714.1


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