skirt; poale

Skirt for a young girl in undyed loose woven fabric with embroidery in simple red stitching. Made of three widths of cotton, gathered on a cord around the waist. The patterning circles around the bottom edge of the skirt, and consists of outlining stitches and crosses. The motifs are geometrical - rhombus shapes in peaks, and leaves. The hem has small holes and embroidery in crosses positioned in zig-zags. Over the skirt a pleated apron of wool would have been worn.

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