clothing; chemise; kosulja

Chemise (kosulja). Chemise of pale peach machine-woven cloth with two central panels, front and back, machine-stitched to four further panels at each side, front and back. The upper part of the sleeves is made of further sections of the same cloth, one on the right, two on the left. The lower parts of the sleeves are made from cream ribbed machine-woven cloth; cloth of the same type has been stitched to the front of the bodice to form a bib; the neck opening is along one side of this panel, secured with a button above the shoulder. The front of the neck, the bib, the cuffs and the sleeve ends are decorated with gold-coloured metal thread elements, with six motifs possibly representing birds on the bib and four on each sleeve. Part of woman’s costume from Tetovo, near Skopje, Macedonia.

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