Apron. Apron of oblong shape. Geometrical and floral designs (flowers embroidered in fine woollen threads of all colours in square pattern). The squares are smaller at the top and have a flower in the centre. At the bottom the squares are larger, with groups of 4 flowers in the centre. The smaller squares are divided from the larger squares by a strip of geometrical designs (small rhombi). The same strip is repeated at the lower edge. Colours employed: red, orange, green, mauve, blue, gold thread, white tinsel. (Wool carded and spun at home, thin woollen thread, silk, cotton and tinsel from the market). Width 360mm, length 730mm.

Collection Information

These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.

The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.

If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: enquiry@horniman.ac.uk