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  • Croatia
  • apron, circa 1975
  • Where object was made: Donja Bebrina, Yugoslavia (present-day Croatia)
  • wool, yarn, metal thread, gimp, braiding
  • Object Height/Width: 97 x 62 cm
    Object Height/Width: 38 3/16 x 24 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Watkins Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7043

The rectangular apron is made of maroon wool. It has horizontal bands of silver decoration consisting of thin stripes, sideways chevrons, and x's and diamonds. It is edged with silver gimp. There is looped yarn fringe in blocks of colors: orange, black, red, blue, dark pink, maroon, yellow, dark green, and brown. The ties are made of braided yarn in light green, orange, and maroon.

It was intended to be worn with an embroidered skirt and blouse (2007.7032 and 2007.7033) as part of a Slavonia style outfit worn in the eastern part of Croatia.