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Apron

Bulgarian
20th century


Object Place: Bulgaria

Dimensions

35 x 87 cm (13 3/4 x 34 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

07.696

Medium or Technique

Wool and metallic yarns

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Central part is woven with red, green, and dark blue wool and silver thread. On each end is a strip of dark blue woolen cloth, decorated with gold and silver braid, and bits of red and light green cloth. Tassels on lower corners. Part of the costume of the Bulgarian and Mohammedan women, who fastened them on their shoulders, letting one hang down in front and the other behind. This description of their origin and use was given by Fani Noli, an Albanian, in 1907. Imp. 212.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection