Apron made of two vertical panels of cream fabric flanked and separated by panels of multi-coloured printed commercial fabric, chiefly in green. The cream panels which are backed with paper are heavily embroidered with tube and round glass beads chiefly in red green and white in floral motifs with birds. The central green panel is pleated top and bottom, the two to either side are pleated at the top. The sides and bottom have applied strips of patterned fabric, largely yellow, further embellished in places with silver-coloured bead, the design fields separated by silver-coloured strips of made of metallic thread and sequins. A yoke towards the top of the apron echoes the design and decoration of the vertical cream panels. The apron is secured with two narrow strips of cloth which extend from the waistband at the top of the apron.

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