apron; opreg

Apron. [NB This description refers to 1957.252ix also, as they are worn as a double apron]. Oblong shape. Made from homespun long carded woollen thread, woven in the hand-loom in 4-thread pattern, following a special system of weaving called twisted rows. Made of white wool which is then dyed black at home. Handmade hem and tassels. Decorative scheme carried out in the weaving. the hem is ornamented by various stitches typically used in hems and hand made tassels (sewn on to the edge). The front 'opreg' is worn shorter, showing about 20 cm of white petticoat, passing sideways over the back apron, which is worn underneath. Thus, from the waist downward, the body is swathed tightly and soberly, in contrast to the rich and brightly coloured embroidery of the smock. Length: 82 cm; Width: 67 cm.

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