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Head shawl

Balkan (probably Bulgaria)
19th century

Object Place: Bulgaria


80 x 76 cm (31 1/2 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Coarse tabby-woven linen ground, embroidered along four sides with rectangular motifs with thick pinkish-red silks and touches of green and black silks, in stem, running and buttonhole stitches. outer broder shows three bands of needle-weaving. Center seam. One corner not embroidered. Black silks missing in some areas. A few worn and darned spots in central area.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Aimée and Miss Rosamond Lamb