Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

embroidered blouse
  • Croatia
  • embroidered blouse, circa 1975
  • Where object was made: Sisak, Yugoslavia (present-day Croatia)
  • linen, lace, thread, metal, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 63 x 160.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 24 3/4 x 63 3/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Watkins Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7046
Multimedia
Description

The long-sleeved blouse is made of off-white linen. It opens down the front, but there are three snaps for the closure to hide the opening. There are three embroidered panels on light pink cloth in front, separated by four thin rows of pintucks. The lower half of each sleeve is heavily embroidered as well. The floral embroidery has large red flowers, smaller purple, blue, yellow, and orange flowers and green leaves. There is wide white floral lace at the cuffs and narrower eyelet lace at the neck. The bottom edge of the back of the blouse has a band of heavy floral embroidery with white lace on the bottom edge. There is a wide panel of pintucking down the back of the blouse.

This was intended to be worn with embroidered skirt 2007.7045, as another example of the Posavina style, worn in the Sava River valley.