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Apron

  • Place of origin:

    Czech Republic (made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroidered cotton in cotton threads, tied with woven ribbon and trimmed with cotton bobbin lace

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs A. J. Kozisek

  • Museum number:

    T.282-1987

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Apron made of glazed indigo-dyed cotton embroidered with multi-coloured cotton. Made from two pieces of cotton joined vertically with a band of embroidery. The apron is gathered into a deep band at the waist and tied with two long woven ribbons. The hem is trimmed with a deep edging of cotton bobbin lace, mainly in white but with red and green. The pattern is composed of bold floral and geometric motifs. There are vertical rows of petals resist-dyed onto the ground fabric.

Place of Origin

Czech Republic (made)

Date

19th century (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Embroidered cotton in cotton threads, tied with woven ribbon and trimmed with cotton bobbin lace

Dimensions

Length: 23.5 in, Width: 46 in hem

Object history note

Registered File number 1987/1986.

Historical context note

See T.55C-1987.

Descriptive line

Apron of embroidered cotton in cotton threads and trimmed with bobbin lace, Czech Republic, 19th century

Materials

Cotton (textile); Cotton thread

Techniques

Embroidered; Bobbin lace making

Subjects depicted

Geometric; Floral

Categories

Clothing; Fashion; Textiles; Lace; Embroidery; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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