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  • Croatia
  • blouse, circa 1975
  • Where object was made: Zagreb, Yugoslavia (present-day Croatia)
  • linen, lace?, plastic, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width: 55 x 145 cm
    Object Height/Width: 21 5/8 x 57 1/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Watkins Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7049

The off-white linen blouse has a stand up collar and a short placket at the front with a single button closure at the collar. The eyelet lace is made from the same linen on either side of the placket and vertical bands of geometric embroidery in off-white. The sleeves are gathered at the wrists, also ending in eyelet made from the same linen. The band at the gather is embroidered with geometric shapes in off-white. It is gathered on the back side of the collar.

It was intended to be worn with a skirt and apron (2007.7044 and 2007.7050) as a Prigorje style outfit worn in the foothills around Zagreb.