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Apron

1970s (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Apron for a Hakka woman of blue plain weave cotton with coloured bands across the top and contrasting stitching around the edges. The apron consists of one main piece of cloth with extra pieces added at each side. The top of the chest is decorated with two rows of ric-rac braid (yellow and red).Above these bands is a zig-zag row of white stitching. White stitches also follow the outline of the apron as well as delineate the vertical seams. There are matching blue cotton loops at the top two corners as well as one at each side. The apron has two white cotton tapes, one wide and one narrow, with pink plastic buttons attached. This style is known as a summer apron.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Plain weave cotton with ric-rac braid and stitching
Brief description
Apron for a woman, blue cotton with polychrome ric-rac braid and white stitching, Hong Kong, 1970s
Physical description
Apron for a Hakka woman of blue plain weave cotton with coloured bands across the top and contrasting stitching around the edges. The apron consists of one main piece of cloth with extra pieces added at each side. The top of the chest is decorated with two rows of ric-rac braid (yellow and red).Above these bands is a zig-zag row of white stitching. White stitches also follow the outline of the apron as well as delineate the vertical seams. There are matching blue cotton loops at the top two corners as well as one at each side. The apron has two white cotton tapes, one wide and one narrow, with pink plastic buttons attached. This style is known as a summer apron.
Dimensions
  • Length: 44.5cm
  • Width: 33cm
Credit line
Supported by the Friends of the V&A
Object history
Mrs Garrett's card read: purchases 3.HKD
Collection
Accession number
FE.100-1995

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Record createdJune 25, 2009
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