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embroidered apron
  • Croatia
  • embroidered apron, circa 1975
  • Where object was made: Sisak, Yugoslavia (present-day Croatia)
  • linen, lace, silk thread, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 116 x 156 cm
    Object Height/Width: 45 5/8 x 61 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Watkins Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7045

The off-white linen panel has ties at the waistband. It is heavily embroidered, nearly covering all of the linen, with large red flowers, smaller pink and purple flowers, and green leaves. There is detail in yellow, dark red, light pink, light blue, and light green. There is wide pink floral lace around the bottom edge and up the sides.

This is an example of the Posavina style, worn in the Sava River valley, intended to be worn with an embroidered blouse (2007.7046).