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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    A baby-carrier, made of a single piece of twill woven woollen cloth. Square in shape, and made of chequered fabric, woven with singles yarn: solid red and black rectangles; also green and blue, and six fine yellow bands. One very large plaited woollen cord, ulitising the colours of the yarns used in the cloth, extends along each selvedge and beyond. The two other sides are turned and machine stitched.


  • Date

    • 1900-1925
  • Production place

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 55 centimetres
    • Width: 50 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Text from Eth Doc 1836 (entry 100): A special bag for carrying a baby on one's back, called 'tsedilka'. It is tied round the bosom with thick cords with multicoloured yarn. The cloth is in multicoloured squares formed by an equal number of differently coloured threads along the weft and the base. The 'marmarodna' technique has been applied. This manner of carrying the baby is typical for the women living in the mountainous parts of the country.
    Beginning of the C20th.


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Part of a collection of 347 items given by the Bulgarian Committee for Cultural Relations in 1971, together with a full list describing each item, its manufacture and usage, with general account of Bulgarian costume in the different regions (Eth Doc 1836, pp. 21-25); specific information is given under 'Curator's Comment'.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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