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Chinese' damask apron

the first half of 20. century

Museum of History of Katowice

Museum of History of Katowice
Katowice, Poland

Apron made of damask weave Chinese silk, green with golden floral pattern and colourful butterflies. There are oil hand painted flower compositions on the fabric: pink, blue and maroon ones. The contours of the green leaves outlined in ink; branches imitating the asparagus also marked with ink. The centres of larger flowers adorned with sequins and glass beads. The apron is made of two widths of material. Pleated in the upper section, it is sewn into a belt ending with ribbons. Such aprons were worn as part of festive Silesian costume. 'Chinese' aprons were the most appreciated by women of the time.

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  • Title: Chinese' damask apron
  • Date Created: the first half of 20. century
  • Location Created: Piekary Śląskie-Szarlej, Poland
  • Physical Dimensions: h. 91,00 cm
  • Photographer: Piotr Sobański
  • Medium: Damask

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